Man in custody following tactical situation in Newport News

William Matthew Carlton (Photo courtesy of the Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A man is in custody following a tactical situation at his home that lasted over two hours in Newport News.

Police received a call about a domestic assault in the 100 block of Lucas Creek Road at 4.49 a.m.

When officers arrived, they discovered a drunk man with a gun, had assaulted his wife. His wife was able to leave the home but the couple’s three-year-old daughter was still inside.

A tactical situation was called at 5:17 a.m. after the man did not respond to police when they tried to contact him.

The suspect, 41-year-old William Matthew Carlton, was taken into custody just before 8 a.m.

He was charged with one count of assault on a family member, strangulation and brandishing a firearm.

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