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Long County standoff ends in suspect's surrender
MUG Jose Martinez Gutierres
Suspect Julio Svent Renteria - photo by Photo provided.

According to Long County Sheriff’s Detective Tom Sollosi, the sheriff’s office received a domestic violence call around 4:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Deputies arrived to the residence on Garden Drive in the Sandhills area around 5 a.m.

Upon initial arrival, the situation did not escalate to a standoff situation, Sollosi said. At 5:30 a.m., deputies were still continuing to investigate and analyze the situation.

The suspect— 32-year old Julio Svent Renteria— threatened deputies, displayed a firearm, and at one point, exited the home and retreated into the darkness by the wood line, and re-entered the home afterwards.

At 8:54 a.m., deputies convinced Renteria to exit the residence after a four hour standoff. Renteria surrendered and deputies arrested him and his brother. Renteria is charged with: terroristic threats, possession of a firearm during an attempt to commit certain felonies, obstruction of law enforcement officers, theft by receiving stolen property, and presenting a false identity.

In initial reports, Renteria identified himself under the name Jose Martinez Gutierres. Deputies determined the name was false after finding counterfeit identification, and running the name through a fingerprint and criminal background database, Sollosi said. Renteria is currently booked and being held at the Tattnall County Jail under the name Gutierres.

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