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Forsyth County man involved in Thursday standoff arrested after second incident
William Roland Coryer
William Roland Coryer

Local authorities have arrested a man from north Forsyth allegedly involved in Thursday’s standoff in the Settler's Lake subdivision off Jot Em Down Road.

William Roland Coryer, 47, was arrested Friday after a second incident Thursday prompted by a 911 call from Coryer’s wife.  

Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, said that their investigation resulted in two warrants for simple assault family violence but that they were unable to locate the suspect at the time.

At 6 a.m. Friday morning, deputies located Coryer in a vehicle outside of a gas station on Jot Em Down Road and charged him with two counts of simple assault family violence.

Rainwater said that simple assault is a verbal or physical threat of violence.

The previous incident with Coryer occurred Thursday, at about 3 p.m., when sheriff deputies reported to a residence on Quill Pen Court off of Sundance Circle after a 911 call from a neighbor led them to believe that shots had been fired in the residence, according to Rainwater.

When deputies responded, Coryer refused to come out of the house and a full SWAT and crisis negotiating team responded to the scene, according to Rainwater.

After communicating with Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman and a negotiator, the situation was resolved peacefully and Coryer was left in his home with no charges since no crime had been committed, Rainwater said.

Coryer is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.