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Repo Leads To Long Standoff In Maryland

(Courtesy: Caroline County Sheriff’s Office)

GOLDSBORO, Md. – A Goldsboro man got into an hours long stand-off with police after threatening to shoot a tow truck driver.

According to the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 28, police were dispatched to Main Street in Goldsboro after a tow truck driver had a shotgun pointed at him.

Police say the tow truck driver was in the middle of repossessing a vehicle when Thomas Miller threatened him with a shotgun, demanding him to release the vehicle and leave his property. Authorities say that when the tow truck driver said he was calling the police, Miller threatened law enforcement as well.

The sheriff’s office says that deputies were dispatched to the home in Goldsboro around noon, where Miller refused to talk to police and ordered them off of his property.

Police say efforts to get Miller to cooperate didn’t work, so a Crisis Negotiation Team and Tactical Response Team were sent from the Easton Police Department.

Around 4 pm, after hours of negotiation, authorities say Miller surrendered himself to police and was taken into custody.

Miller has been charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and has been disqualified from owning a rifle or shotgun because of a final protective order.

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