No one was injured in almost a two-hour standoff that caused neighbors to peer out windows and two family members to enter the home to talk with Clarke.
Oh God, Clarke, 25, moaned as officers led him out of the
back of the house and into the patrol car. This is not right. This is not right.
The standoff stemmed from a committal order Floyd County deputies tried to serve on Clarke around noon. According to Rome police Sgt. Mark Tison, the document ordered Clarke to be treated at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, where he was taken after Tuesdays incident.
Clarke locked himself in a bedroom and wouldnt come out when deputies approached the house, said Floyd County Sheriffs Lt. Rodney Clemones, who helped serve the order.
Clarke didnt speak to the lieutenant after locking himself in the room, Clemones said. He added that Clarkes sister, who was at the house at the time, told him Clarke wouldnt respond to anyone.
Due to prior instances with him, it was determined we needed to call the SWAT team, Clemones said.
Clarke was involved in close to a four-hour standoff with the SWAT team December 2004 on Roseway Circle. No charges were filed in that incident.
Tison said no weapons were found and no charges levied against Clarke on Tuesday.