UPDATE | Overnight police standoff in Augusta lands woman in custody

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 | UPDATE: 3:20 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has said a woman arrested after a standoff on Evangeline Drive Thursday morning allegedly fired at her husband before the incident.

Deputies said they were called to the scene of a domestic situation around 12:17 a.m. When they arrived and made sure the husband was safe, they tried to contact the wife Mary Jane Harris. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team arrived on scene around 3:51 a.m. and took Harris into custody.

According to an incident report, Harris was upset because of how long her husband spends at work and that she pointed a gun at him while threatening to shoot him. Her husband told investigators that Mary Jane Harris left the room and told him he may want to grab his gun while she was gone. He ran out the back door and hid in the backyard behind some trucks.

The report states Harris went outside to look for her husband and fired a bullet before deputies arrived.

Mary Jane Harris was arrested on one felony count of terroristic threats and acts under family violence, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richmond County deputies and the SWAT team responded to a standoff at a home in Augusta overnight.

Dispatch says the incident started as a domestic dispute around 12:16 a.m. Thursday morning at the 3500 block of Evangeline Drive.

The dispute eventually escalated into a nearly four hour standoff, landing a female suspect in custody around 3:52 a.m.

Lt. Allan Rollins with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says there was nobody else inside the home at the time, but guns were found inside the house.

No injuries were reported. There is no word on possible charges at this time.

Over an hour after the suspect was taken into custody, multiple units remained at the scene, wrapping up the investigation shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday.