Man arrested after Georgetown police respond to domestic violence call

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 18:02:28-05

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police blocked off a cul-de-sac on Tanbark Drive Friday morning until around 9 a.m after responding to a domestic violence call.

Police deployed tear gas and the male, David "Anthony" Sims, exited the home peacefully.

He is charged with wanton endangerment, domestic assault in the fourth degree, resisting arrest, felon in possession of a handgun, and unlawful imprisonment.

LEX 18 spoke with a neighbor who was evacuated around 2:45 a.m. Friday morning with her kids who was told her neighbor would not come out of the house.

"Very scary," said Veronica Ashcraft. "Not knowing what's going, now knowing when he walked us out he was pointing the gun at the window next door, not knowing if somebody was going to start shooting."

Officers said they received a call overnight from a teenage girl saying that her mom's boyfriend had hurt her mom. She and her mom were able to get out of the house safely, but the boyfriend remained inside to speak with negotiators.