An armed standoff Saturday with a Calhoun man ended peacefully with an arrest, according to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston.

Around 2 p.m. Saturday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Craigtown Road and US Highway 41 north of Calhoun in response to multiple reports of an intoxicated, threatening man with a firearm.

Deputies arrived within minutes where a man, later identified as George Barry Goodwin, 64, of 2532 US Highway 41, went inside a utility shed behind his home.

Armed with a shotgun, Goodwin held deputies at a distance until a GCSO crisis negotiator was able to convince him to surrender. He was taken into custody uninjured and deputies recovered the shotgun.

Goodwin is charged with aggravated assault, pointing or aiming a gun at another, as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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