UPDATE: (3 p.m. Aug. 15): The Abilene Police Department, in a press release, said its arrested 38-year-old Richard Earl Daniels after he barricaded himself in a home when police arrived to confirm his location.
Police received a tip that Daniels, who was wanted for possession of methamphetamine, assault family violence, sexual assault of a child and theft, was at the home.
When police arrived at the house, located in the 2100 block of Parramore Street, at approximately 9:13 a.m. Thursday, Daniels refused to come out and barricaded himself in the home.
SWAT responded and after a two and a half hour standoff, he was taken into custody. SWAT had to deploy gas – oleoresin capsicum (O.C.) rounds before the suspect ultimately tried escaping by jumping from the attic of the home after kicking out a wall. The only other person in the home, a female, came out when police first arrived without incident.
Daniels was taken into custody. An investigation continues.
UPDATE: (12:48 p.m. Aug. 15) - Richard Earl Daniels is now in APD custody, according to Chief Stan Standridge.
Daniels, also known as "June Bug," according to Standridge is a repeat offender.
UPDATE: (12:45 p.m. Aug. 15) - APD Chief Stan Standridge has confirmed the identity of the suspect - Richard Earl Daniels, who is wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The Street Crimes Unit was tipped off that Daniels was in a home on Parramore Street, with two other individuals.
ORIGINAL STORY: (Aug. 15) - A heavy police presence, including the Abilene Police Department's SWAT team, is currently at a residence in the 2100 block of Parramore Street in north Abilene.
According to a FOX West Texas reporter on the scene, warning shots were fired at the location, and tear gas was deployed.
APD Chief Stan Standridge addressed the media near the location and said the tear gas was not causing the suspect in question to vacate the residence, so the department will devise a plan for extraction.