A Portland man – Glynn Mooneyhan, 42 - was arrested overnight and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest after police say he barricaded himself inside his home after allegedly assaulting someone.
According to a press release issued by the Portland Police Department, officers responded to a domestic assault call at 101 Bennett Street, shortly at 2 a.m. Police said the victim described an assault where Mooneyhan restricted the victim's airway during the altercation.
When officers attempted to speak with Mooneyhan to obtain his account of the events, he reportedly refused and closed and locked the doors of the residence.
The release states that Mooneyhan then communicated with officers through a window, informing them that he was not coming out of the house. He then appeared at the window brandishing a knife, and taunting officers to enter the residence, according to the report.
After refusing multiple requests from officers to come out of the residence and give his account of the events, a perimeter was established around the residence and warrants were obtained.
The Sumner County Emergency Response Team (ERT) was contacted as a result of the suspect being armed and refusing to communicate. They responded to the scene along with negotiators.
The team took over the perimeter and attempted to establish communications with Mooneyhan, which was ultimately unsuccessful. A chemical agent was introduced into the house through a front window, which resulted in Mooneyhan exiting the front door and surrendering.
He was evaluated at the scene for minor injuries and transported to the Sumner County Jail, where he was housed under a $25,000 bond. He is set to appear in General Sessions Court on June 17.
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Sumner County Emergency Management Agency, Sumner County Emergency Medical Services, and Portland Fire Department also provided assistance during the incident.