Lufkin Police Use Tear Gas to Bring Stand Off to an End
Lufkin Police responded Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to a report of a disturbance in which a man was dragging a woman by her hair into a home at 1403 Briarwood.
When officers arrived on scene, the woman had gotten away from the man identified as Billy Dyson, 25, of Lufkin. Officers found her standing in a neighboring yard, crying.
Dyson then barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out. Over the next hour and forty-five minutes, officers – including negotiators – tried to get Dyson to open the door, but he refused.
Seventeen minutes into negotiations, Dyson opened a front window and yelled at officers. He used his finger to make a gun, put it to his head, and made a trigger-pull motion before walking back out of view. Fifteen minutes later, he came to the front door with a metal pipe in his hand but refused to come out.
The Special Response Team was called to the scene and tear gas was deployed into the home. After a second canister was shot into a front bedroom, Dyson came out of a side window. He resisted initially but was taken into custody around 11:50 a.m.
After being placed into a patrol vehicle, he banged his head repeatedly against the back window.
When officers searched the house, they found that Dyson had used furniture to barricade the front door. He also took apart beds and used head and foot boards to barricade a hallway.
Dyson is charged with assault/family violence, unlawful restraint and resisting arrest.