Stand off - Whitsett
Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes reports that on September 25, 2014 at approximately 9:55 PM, officers received a call to check the welfare of a subject at 6323 Sweetbay Drive in the Ridgecreek Subdivision in the Whitsett area. Officers were advised by family members of a subject living there by the name of Jason Cornett who was threatening to harm himself and possibly wanting to confront law enforcement officer in order to force them to harm him.
Officers were in communication with Mr. Cornett up until 4:15 AM at which time communication was lost and the house was darkened.
For fear of him causing harm to himself, officer waited approximately 20 minutes before forcing entry and taking Mr. Cornett into custody. He was treated by medics at the scene and then transported to the hospital for evaluation. There were two outstanding warrants for Mr. Cornett’s arrest that will be served at the appropriate time after medical evaluation.
Any media inquiries should be directed to Colonel Randy Powers at (336) 508-8834.