MARIETTA - When deputies and investigators with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a home off Guilford Circle in Marietta early Monday morning, they were greeted by a man who fired shots at officers.
According to a release from the local sheriff's office, Michael Lightsey fired a rifle "several" times at officers when they were trying to arrest him on a felony terroristic threats warrant around 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Deputies returned fired and the county's Tactical Operations Unit (TAC) were called to the scene to try and arrest Lightsey.
"The negotiator was able to establish contact with Lightsey via cell phone," the release states. "As a result of their conversation, Lightsey agreed to exit the residence through the front door and was taken into custody without incident (by 4:30 a.m.). A subsequent security sweep on the residence revealed Lightsey was alone in the home during the entire incident."
Lightsey is being held at the Cobb County Jail without bond on the original warrant for terroristic threats, as well as a second warrant for felony terroristic threats and four counts of felony aggravated assault stemming from the incidents occurring at his residence during the arrest.
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