HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) – Hamilton County deputies are looking for a man who escaped his home during a SWAT standoff Thursday.

It happened in the 6900 Block of Short Tail Springs Road around 12:30 p.m.

Deputy Denise Short says Edward Romines allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and refused to let her leave their home.

Short says Romines' girlfriend was finally able to leave with their small child, after her husband fell asleep.

Deputies called in the SWAT Team when they couldn't speak with Romines.

Short says the suspect wouldn't respond to negotiators either, forcing SWAT members inside the home where no one was found.

Romines is described as a white male, approximately 5'10 tall, brown hair and hazel eyes. 

He is wanted for simple assault (domestic), child endangerment and false imprisonment.

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