Long Co. man arrested after a four-hour standoff with police

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LUDOWICI, Ga. (WSAV) – A Long County man is facing serious charges Sunday after a four-hour long standoff with several law enforcement agencies.

The Long County Sheriff’s Office says it began when deputies responded to a call of a domestic dispute.

At 11 p.m., deputies arrived at Hafer’s mobile home in Ludowici. Police say Hafer threatened his girlfriend with a knife.

Hafer’s girlfriend was unhurt when she ran outside the home. Hafer refused to come out for four hours.

“We obtained an arrest warrant for the gentlemen here and a search warrant we then came and we breached the front door,” said Earl Freeman, an investigator with the Long County Sheriff’s Office.

“After we knocked unannounced, once the door was open, came we announced and then he came out the door and gave up.”

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, and the Department of Natural Resources assisted with the arrest of Hafer, who is charged with aggravated assault.

Police say he may face more charges in the coming days.

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