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Ex-Gwinnett officer arrested in hours-long SWAT situation

Friday he was charged with misdemeanor obstruction.

BETHLEHEM, Ga. — The person arrested Friday afternoon when the Gwinnett County SWAT Team was called to out serve a warrant is a former officer for that same department.

According to Gwinnett County Police, Justin Bouchillon was taken into custody. The suspect had a warrant for violation of a family violence order. Friday he was charged with misdemeanor obstruction.

Credit: Gwinnett County
Justin Bouchillon

Earlier during the day, police told 11Alive they went to a home near the town of Bethlehem on Flat Run Drive to serve the warrant. They said Bouchillion went out of sight for a while, so officers searched his home and surrounding areas. 

The department tweeted that Bouchillon was eventually placed under arrest.

Officers said he resigned from his position as a Gwinnett County officer while he was under investigation for a domestic incident that happened in another county. 


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