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Dawsonville man in standoff arrested again
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Days after a Dawsonville man with a shotgun held officers at bay for nearly five hours, deputies issued a new warrant for his arrest, this time for aggravated stalking.

Jeffery Friis Knudsen, 34, was arrested March 20, the second time in less than two weeks.

The arrest comes 12 days after authorities say he barricaded himself in a home on Maple Hill Drive overnight March 8.

At the time, Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Knudsen had threatened to commit suicide following a breakup with his girlfriend, who "had called us and said he did have a shot gun at the house."

It took deputies five hours to remove Knudsen from the home. He was initially charged with simple batter, family violence.

The new aggravated stalking charge was issued March 12 after Knudsen attempted to make contact with the woman in violation of a temporary restraining order she had filed against him, according to jail records.

"He attempted to contact the former girlfriend numerous times by telephone and left numerous voice mail messages," said Capt. Tony Wooten, sheriff's spokesman.

Knudsen reportedly also tried to locate the woman by gaining access to her GPS service.

He remains in the Dawson County Sheriff's custody without bail.

 

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