Harrison man in custody after standoff with deputies

HARRISON, Tennessee(WDEF) – A domestic situation turned ugly after a man reportedly barricaded himself from Hamilton County Sheriff deputies.

Paul Cantrell, 44, of Harrison is facing two counts aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and carrying a dangerous weapon.

According to the arrest affidavit, deputies were called to the 6000 block of Ramsey Road for a disorder call involving a weapon.

When deputies arrived, they spoke to a woman and her son who were outside the residence. Both said they were asleep when Cantrell woke them up and demanded they get out the house. The woman who has been identified as his girlfriend told police Cantrell brandished a handgun and fired two shots in the room.

According to the affidavit, Cantrell told his girlfriend," You better get out of here or this is your last chance before I fire another bullet in here."

A deputy called Cantrell on a cell phone and allowed him to explain his side of the story. He reportedly told the deputy he was wanted to die.

According to the affidavit, Cantrell refused to come out the house and eventually barricaded himself from authorities.

A negotiator eventually talked Cantrell into surrendering.

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