One of Roach’s friends told Channel 2 Action News that the guns are legally owned and used for hog-hunting trips in South Georgia.
A SWAT team was called to the house after Roach refused to come outside and officers worried that he was armed, police said. At one point, officers fired flash bangs at the home and sent a robot in to search room by room.
Police said they later found Roach hiding in the house.
“He did not surrender,” Maj. Brandon Gurley said at the scene Wednesday. “There was a struggle, but he is OK and in custody.”
Neighbors were told to shelter in place during the SWAT situation.
SWAT teams were called to the home after officers tried to serve an arrest warrant.