Dalton Police Arrest David Dyer After 3-Hour Standoff

Thursday, August 14, 2014
After a standoff that lasted more than three hours, the Dalton Police Department took David Dyer, 48, into custody at his home at 1603 Elaine Way at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Earlier in the evening, Dyer was involved in a traffic crash on 5th Avenue and left the scene before officers could arrive. At approximately 6 p.m., a Dalton officer went to Dyer's house on Elaine Way to investigate the accident. The officer was met by members of Dyer's family who said Dyer was inside with a gun and had told them to leave.
After making sure the other members of the family were out and that Mr. Dyer was the only person inside, officers set up a perimeter and blocked off Elaine Way and attempted to make contact with Dyer. Dyer did not come out.

Officers obtained warrants for Dyer's arrest on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, improper backing, driving with a suspended license, and obstruction of law enforcement officers. At approximately 9:45, officers were able to locate Dyer in the garage of the house where he was apparently passed out. Dyer was evaluated by EMS personnel and transported to Hamilton Medical Center for further evaluation.

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