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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office files charges against standoff suspect

ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of shooting at deputies during a standoff in Roberdel last month is facing criminal charges.

Douglas Eugene Goodwin, 81, was arrested Aug. 30 and booked into the Richmond County Jail on two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, records show.

Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were reportedly dispatched to Goodwin’s Roberdel Road home on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Goodwin had reportedly told the 911 Center that people were shooting at his home. While the deputies were en route, telecommunicators reportedly told them that Goodwin was “acting strange.”

Goodwin reportedly couldn’t give descriptions of the alleged shooters and thought they were being helped by deputies.

According to the sheriff’s office, Goodwin refused to come out of his home once the deputies arrived. He also allegedly fired several shots at them.


During the standoff, deputies reportedly learned of the possibility of a woman being inside the home and were “uncertain of her condition.”

According to the sheriff’s office, the Special Response Team forced entry into the home and took Goodwin into custody. A female was reportedly found unharmed inside.

Goodwin was reportedly evaluated before charges were filed.

Goodwin is being held on a $200,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 7, online records show.

According to records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction, Goodwin has no prior convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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