More information on an armed standoff in the Jamestown subdivision in south Forsyth County involving the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office SWAT team on Wednesday has been released by the FCSO officials.
According to a news release, Jason Campbell, 36, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after deputies were dispatched at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, where they allegedly found Campbell “mentally distressed, intoxicated, threatening suicide, and was armed with a gun.”
Per the release, Campbell exited the home several times with the gun aimed at his head and “fired multiple shots inside the home and outside, striking adjacent townhomes.”
“Yesterday was a testament of the skill and dedication of our Crisis Negotiation and SWAT Teams,” Sheriff Ron Freeman said in a statement. “Their exceptional de-escalation tactics, without a doubt, saved a life. The apprehension of Mr. Campbell was both dangerous and difficult. To accomplish this with only a minor injury proves their professionalism and dedication.”
The crisis negotiation teams “were able to build a rapport” with the suspect before he was arrested by SWAT team members, “who used a kinetic impact round to apprehend him when he exited the residence holding a handgun.”
Jamestown subdivision is located on Ronald Reagan Boulevard near McGinnis Ferry Road.
Campbell received minor injuries and was taken to Northside Hospital Forsyth for evaluation. No deputies were injured in the arrest.