HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Guilford County deputies are on the scene of what they’re calling an “active barricaded subject.”

Lieutenant Apple with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office offered more information about the scene that has left Blackberry Ridge Drive in High Point closed for several hours Tuesday morning.

He said that around 9:40 p.m. they attempted to stop Charles Curtis Nichols on his motorcycle at the intersection of Clinard Farms Road and Blackberry Ridge Drive, leading to a short chase from the intersection to his home, about half a mile. Nichols ran inside the home on Blackberry Ridge Drive. The lieutenant says that Nichols shot multiple rounds at officers and refused to come out of the house.

The sheriff’s office did not say if they returned fire.

Nichols, 44, had warrants for misdemeanor stalking and assault with a deadly weapon. He will be facing additional charges.

There was no one else in the home with Nichols and he was taken into custody just before 10 a.m.

He was given a $255,000 bond and charged with:

  • assault with a firearm on law enforcement
  • resist, delay, obstruct public official
  • communicating threats
  • speeding to elude arrest

Sheriff Danny Rogers offered an update after Nichols was taken into custody, describing him as someone who is “dealing with some life challenges” and said that he is someone who is known to the sheriff’s office. “We have dealt with him before.”

The standoff did not impact any nearby schools or businesses, according to the sheriff’s office.

They say there was no danger to the public or the neighborhood.

“Being in the Guilford County Detention Center is not the place for people with mental health issues,” Sheriff Rogers said.

Nichols is being charged with flee to elude and resisting, delaying or obstructing arrest in addition to the previous warrants.

No one was injured.