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Dawsonville men face additional charges after Sunday standoff
Johnny Lee Woods, left, and Jacob Thomas Woods, right, were arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with obstruction of an officer after a standoff with police.

Two Dawsonville men who were arrested Sunday after a standoff with police now face additional charges of reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, officers responded to a reported child abuse incident at 67 Sams Road around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Forsyth County SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams and Georgia State Patrol were later called to assist after the two male subjects barricaded themselves inside the residence.

The incident lasted six hours total and was resolved without injury to any parties, Johnson said. A female juvenile was also inside the home and was recovered unharmed.

Johnny Lee Woods, 36, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of obstruction of an officer, one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a felony charge. 

His obstruction charge stems from him retreating into his home when officers attempted to investigate the potential child abuse allegation. Johnson said Woods is also accused of endangering the bodily safety of his juvenile niece by barricading themselves in the home while law enforcement officers attempted to serve a felony warrant on his brother, Jacob Woods. 

Johnny Woods was later found by SWAT members while attempting to conceal himself between the rafters inside the attic, Johnson said. 

He was charged with possessing a 12 gauge shotgun recovered in the home. 

Jacob Thomas Woods, 31, was charged similarly, though his obstruction charge stems from him failing to comply with officers by not allowing them to complete their initial investigation. 


He voluntarily exited the home and surrendered once the Forsyth County SWAT Team commenced a tactical approach, Johnson said. 


The two are currently in custody at the Dawson County Detention Center.