COVINGTON, Ga - A Newton County man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly shot his brother and holed up in his residence for several hours
According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, David Regenwor, 29, was taken into custody after the four hour stand-off with authorities who had responded to his home at 20 Melody Drive on a report of a person shot.
The initial call was made to 911 at 3:06 p.m. by the mother of the brothers who reportedly told the operator that one of the brothers had shot the other.
After arriving deputies were initially unable to make contact with the alleged perpetrator, they located and removed the victim, identified as 25-year-old William Regenwor, to safety and turned him over to EMS.
Deputies then secured a perimeter around the residence and requested SWAT response and a negotiator.
According to the report, at 7:03 p.m. after several hours of trying to make contact with Regenwor without success, SWAT deployed gas into the living room and bathroom of the residence. After there was still no response from Regenwor SWAT entered the residence and made contact with him in a bedroom.
David Regenwor was transported to the Newton County jail charged with aggravated assault and pointing or aiming a pistol at another. His brother was reportedly transported to the hospital by air ambulance. His condition was not released.
Residents of the community on Newton County’s east side arrived home from work to find the entrance to their subdivision lined with sheriff’s office vehicles, fire trucks and an ambulance. First responders began clearing the scene shortly before 8:00 p.m.