NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man was taken into police custody after barricading himself inside his home in East Nashville.
Clinton Pearson was arrested after a six-hour long standoff with Metro Police.
It started around 6 p.m. Sunday in the 2,200 block of Morena Street in East Nashville. Officers went to the home to serve a warrant on a domestic assault. That's when police said Pearson ran back inside his home, refusing to come back out, even threatening he had a weapon and that he'd harm himself.
Negotiators and the SWAT team were called to the scene around 8 p.m. to try to talk him out.
"He refused to negotiate with them. At that point our SWAT team took over the scene. They came to a tactical resolution and the suspect who came out of the house left peacefully without incident," said Metro Police Captain Kenneth Walburn.
They were finally able to get him to surrender around midnight.
According to an affidavit, Pearson was being served warrants for false imprisonment and domestic assault.
Court documents indicated Pearson refused to allow his girlfriend, who is legally blind, out of the home.
He allegedly turned off the lights and moved furniture in front of the door to prevent her from leaving for nearly 12 hours.
She was eventually able to get out and contact police.
It was unclear if Pearson would face additional charges in relation to the standoff.