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Unionville standoff draws Bibb SWAT Team

A man accused of battering his girlfriend refused to surrender to deputies prompting a standoff Friday morning.

Officers were serving a warrant for 26-year-old Kameron Cadeem Taylor at 532 Sapp St. at about 9:20 a.m. when he refused to open the door, said Col. Henderson Carswell of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The Bibb SWAT Team was called to the Unionville neighborhood to diffuse a potentially violent confrontation with the suspected gunman.

“We had good information that he was armed and he was refusing to come out when the deputies showed up to serve the warrant,” Carswell said. “We just wanted to make sure this issue was resolved because the lady felt threatened.”

Taylor was wanted following an incident where the woman was hurt the night before at a local Waffle House, Carswell said.

As deputies roped off Grosso Avenue at Mercer University Drive, people walking by stopped to see what was happening, and questioned why they needed to stay on the other side of the yellow tape.

From their vantage point on the sidewalk, they could see a line of SWAT officers, in helmets and carrying shields, walking down Sapp Street toward the house.

“We secured the area. We got our team ready to go in, in case that was necessary, but Sgt. Washington was able to talk to him on the telephone and the negotiators convinced him to come out and give himself up,” Carswell said.

No one was hurt and the dozens of Bibb deputies who responded left shortly after Taylor was loaded into the patrol car more than 90 minutes after they initially tried to arrest him.

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