A four-hour standoff on Tuesday led to two alleged murder suspects being apprehended from a Dawson County home, according to the Dawson County Sheriffs Office.
John Michael Taylor, Ackworth, 27, and Krystie Gail Taylor, Dawsonville, 27, were located at a home off Harmony Church Road.
A third suspect, Benson Kyle Lloyd, 28, of Jasper, was arrested Wednesday without incident while hitting golf balls inside a PGA Tour Superstore in Kennesaw, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker.
The three are suspects in the murder of Christopher Pierce, 47. Pierce was found dead in his Woodstock home on Sunday.
Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday Dawson County Sheriff Maj. Tony Wooten said their office was contacted by a Cherokee County investigator that the suspects were possibly at a residence on Harmony Church Road.
They (Cherokee County Sheriffs Department) were tracking one of the phones of the suspects they believed to be at that location, Wooten said.
Dawson Countys Lt. Dan Ramsey worked with the Cherokee County Sheriffs department to spearhead a plan and a warrant unit to approach the home. Lt. Dan Ramsey stepped up and took control of the situation and got the ball rolling, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said.
Ramseys actions led to a quick apprehension of Krystie Taylor once they arrived at the home.
They took the female suspect into custody without incident, Wooten said.
The second suspect, John Taylor, was seen still inside the residence with a weapon, Wooten said.
Sheriffs deputies then surrounded the property.
He (John Taylor) shortly after tried to come out the front door, he said. John Taylor pointed a gun at an officer and went back into the house. Wooten said he believed it was John Taylors attempt to flee, but then saw the residence was surrounded.
Dawson County Negotiator Bobby Samples worked to get John Taylor to exit the home peacefully until the Forsyth County SWAT team and Cherokee County negotiators arrived.
Once they arrived, Forsyth County SWAT entered the home and apprehended John Taylor by using a Taser gun.
Both suspects were immediately taken to Cherokee County jail.
Our guys did a phenomenal job of one, taking her into custody and two, being able to keep him inside the home barricaded, Wooten said.
Carlisle also commended his deputies for how they handled the situation.
They did an excellent job securing the scene, getting the situation taken care of and got the perpetrators off the street, he said. I was real proud of the job they did.
He also thanked the surrounding counties for their help and resources they provided. I just want to show appreciation to Forsyth County, Cherokee County and the Dawson County Fire Department. It was a team effort.
All three suspects are in custody at the Cherokee Adult Detention Center without bond, Baker said.