GCPD SWAT team resolves early-morning incident near Grayson

A SWAT incident ended peacefully this morning in unincorporated Grayson.  Gwinnett County Police received a call for service in the 2600 Block of Pointcrest Way in regard to a domestic related issue at around 11:45pm.  Police units responded to the location and met with the victim.  During their interaction with her, she advised patrol officers that her boyfriend was intoxicated and had brandished a weapon towards her during the dispute.  She further stated that her 18 month old child was now inside of the residence with the suspect.

Uniform officers attempted to get in contact with the suspect, identified as Chad Prather, but to no avail.  Based on the totality of the circumstances, the Gwinnett County SWAT team was contacted.

Upon the SWAT team arrival, negotiators with the department attempted to make contact with the subject.  After receiving no response, a robot was used in attempt to make contact with the subject.  After receiving no response from the subject for a good amount of time, SWAT team members made entry into the residence and took the subject into custody without incident around 7:00am.  The child was found to be unharmed and returned to her mother.

Mr. Prather was charged with Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment and Obstruction of a 911 call.  He was taken to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.  A book-in photo should be available through the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Website.

This case has been documented under report number #15-111774.  A copy of it should be available for review sometime Monday.

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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