A Canton man was arrested and charged with terroristic threats after a standoff with police Thursday night, according to the Canton Police Department.

Canton Police said that officers responded at 8:50 p.m. Thursday to a water leak coming from an apartment into a unit below at the Heritage Apartments located at 101 Heritage Dr. in Canton. Officers attempted to make contact with the resident of the apartment, Joshua Honea, 36. Honea refused to cooperate and made terroristic threats towards officers and his wife, and then barricaded himself inside the residence, police said.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office sent a negotiation team and Cherokee SWAT. After four and a half hours of negotiation, the SWAT team entered the apartment and apprehended Honea without incident. He was transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

"I would like to commend our Officer's response to the call and would like to thank the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office for their fast response and safe resolution to the situation. I would also like to thank the Cherokee County Fire Department, who also was on scene assisting during the incident," Interim Chief Stephen Merrifield said in a statement. "We are proud to have such a great working relationship with all the responding agencies."


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