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Perry man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill sister
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Houston County Sheriff deputies responded to a domestic call with shots fired Thursday around 5:45 p.m. in Perry at 214 Culpepper Road.

According to a news release, 43-year-old James Barton pointed a rifle at deputies while they tried to talk to him, but he told deputies to "go away" while locking himself in the house. Deborah Bennett, Barton's sister according to the release, told deputies earlier that he threatened to kill her and fired one round from a pistol into the floor of the house they share.

Barton surrendered to deputies after a brief standoff. He's at the Houston County Medical Center and is facing charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and reckless conduct.

Anyone with information concerning this case should call the sheriff's office at 478-542-2080 or 478-542-2085.

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