Wednesday, June 4, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH - Authorities say it's only a matter of time before they apprehend a man whose alleged death threat against his girlfriend - and outstanding violent charges in a neighboring state - led to a SWAT standoff from which he escaped last week.
Roger Ray Crumblin, 32, is still at large following a SWAT standoff last week in which he was thought to be armed and barricaded in his girlfriend's apartment, located in the 5300 block of Sugarloaf Parkway. Crumblin apparently ducked out a back door prior to officers arriving on scene, said Gwinnett police spokesman Officer David Schiralli.
Crumblin is considered armed and dangerous.
"It's just a matter of time before Mr. Crumblin is taken into custody, whether it's here in the county or another jurisdiction," Schiralli said late Monday. "I just hope he doesn't do anything foolish that will result in anyone getting hurt when he is caught."
Crumblin is wanted for allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend with a knife. He also faces charges in South Carolina of aggravated assault and battery with the intent to kill, authorities said. He is described as 5 feet, 7 inches and 180 pounds with tattoos on both arms.
Crumblin's girlfriend, who remains unidentified, left the state recently after the man's alleged threat. Her attorney called Gwinnett authorities and reported the alleged threat, Schiralli said.
Police initially thought Crumblin had barricaded himself in his girlfriend's home last Thursday when they attempted to detain him; the apartment's door was dead-bolted from the inside. After a seven-hour standoff in which Gwinnett SWAT was dispatched, a small team of officers raided the apartment, but could not locate the man.
Schiralli said Crumblin allegedly dead-bolted the front door and left the apartment through the back before officers arrived.
Police are asking that anyone who comes in contact with Crumblin to use extreme caution and call 911.