A standoff ties officials up in Harrison for nearly 5 hours Thursday, blocking Short Tail Springs Road and Sandy Cove.
Residents were to find alternate routes to homes in the area.
Hamilton County Deputies responded to a domestic violence call.
They believed the suspect was inside.
"Swat team actually made entry after numerous, numerous attempts of making contact with our negotiators. They made entry and no one was located inside the residence," says Deputy Denise Short, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect, Edward Romines, was no where to be found.
Investigators believe he left on foot prior to their arrival.
He now has multiple warrants for his arrest, including child endangerment.
Tracy Sneed lives just a few doors down from where the standoff happened, She has concerns as to what happened.
"I actually didn't hear anything, it was kind of quiet, but um, they, they called me, my nieces called me and told me they couldn't get in there was all kinds of task force, ambulances, and police, and they wanted me to walk down there to see they could let them in," says Sneed.
We're told residents were evacuated in the area.
But, Sneed never was and says she was never notified of the situation.
Sneed explains, "Paranoid, I don't know what's going on. I don't know if I should have my son up there or what, I'm kind of nervous about that, yes."
Neighbors say for the most part, the area is quiet.
After being turned away from their street.. it caught some off guard.
"If it's that close to your house you should at least be aware of what's going on because especially if you have children going in and out don't know what's going on. They could be anything happen, someone shoot somebody or anything," says Sneed.
Officials are unsure at this point if Romines is armed.