Police standoff rattles quiet local community
SHARON, Tenn. — A domestic dispute quickly got out of hand when a local man pulled a gun on his girlfriend.
The Sharon, Tennessee Police Department says 58-year-old Sam Young went back and forth pointing the gun from his head to his girfriend's, telling her he wanted to die.
She managed to calm him down and he put the gun away.
Shortly after that, she left their apartment and ran for help.
Beneath the quiet sounds of downtown, people in sharon can be heard whispering about Thursday night's chaos.
"I was scared," said neighbor Julia Jackson.
Jackson was in the middle of it.
"They made me leave my apartment and go down here to a friend's house," she said.
Police blocked off the coroner of West Main and North Martin. A local SWAT team surrounded the apartment where 58-year old Sam Young had barricaded himself inside. Sharon police Lt. Jason Edwards was the first to respond.
"They tried several times making contact," he said.
Four hours went by and eventually, Young surrendered.
"That was the best part about it," Edwards said. "No one was hurt."
Police brought young to the Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin, Tennessee.
"He needs to get the help that he needs," Edwards said. "That's the main thing."
Jackson is glad to be back home and thankful her quiet town is back to being quiet.
Young is undergoing a mental evaluation. Charges are pending following his release from the hospital.