Suspect arraigned in weekend standoff with Edinburg police

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 11 2021 Aug 11, 2021 August 11, 2021 5:49 PM August 11, 2021 in News - Local

The man accused of barricading himself in an Edinburg apartment during an hours-long standoff with police made his first court appearance Wednesday.

Robert Jason Garcia is accused of barricading himself in an apartment with a woman inside at an apartment complex in the 500 block of south Sugar Road. Police responded to the scene just before 7 p.m. on Friday in reference to a disturbance.

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When officers forced their way inside the apartment, the found that Garcia had left the apartment prior to police entering it.

The unidentified woman was uninjured.

A judge set Garcia’s bond at $200,000 and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault family violence.

Garcia has asked for an attorney to be appointed and is being transferred to the county jail. 

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