22-Year-Old Arrested Following Hours-Long Standoff in Premont
UPDATE (7/18): The man accused of shooting at police during a standoff in Premont on Tuesday is behind bars.
After being released from the hospital for a mental health evaluation, Micheal Rivas was arrested and booked on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
DPS says more charges against the 22-year-old are pending.
PREMONT – One person is in custody following a five-hour police standoff in Premont.
Over 100 officers and specialized officers, including some with the Texas Wardens, the Department of Public Safety and Rio Grande Valley police departments, surrounded a property off of NE 4th St. and N Baxter St. after a man barricaded himself inside a white trailer.
The Jim Wells County sheriff tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the suspect fired around 30 rounds at them and at law enforcement units.
A local police department says they responded Tuesday after receiving reports of shots fired around 10:45 a.m.
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