Suspect in SWAT standoff arrested in Gwinnett County

The man who allegedly escaped a SWAT standoff Sunday in Clayton County was arrested Monday — in Gwinnett County.

Joseph Timothy Poke, 23, was wanted out of Clayton County on domestic abuse charges, according to police. But he held police at bay for about four hours Sunday at a home on Post Oak near Riverdale. When a SWAT team entered the home, Poke was gone.

With the help of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Poke was apprehended, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said late Monday. Deputies were forced to deploy a Taser on Poke in order to arrest him, police said.

Poke was expected to be booked into the Clayton County jail late Monday. He has been charged with family violence, cruelty to children in the third degree and obstruction, Clayton County court records show.

Three of Poke’s family members also were arrested and charged with obstruction, according to police. Their names were not released.