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UPDATE: Barricaded suspect surrenders to law enforcement after standoff

Sheriff's deputies were attempting to serve a felony warrant when the suspect displayed what appeared to be a firearm.
Credit: Jaelin Lewis

TOM GREEN COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE (8:30 p.m. Sept. 15): The suspect who barricaded himself Tuesday afternoon as Tom Green County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to serve a warrant has surrendered to law enforcement, according to the TGCSO.

A release from the sheriff's office Tuesday night said deputies entered a trailer house in which the suspect, identified as Dusty Lee Large, was believed to be occupying. As deputies made entrance, Large brandished a firearm in a threatening manner towards the deputies.

Credit: Tom Green County Jail

One deputy discharged a firearm toward the suspect, who then retreated further into the home and barricaded himself in the residence. A standoff began in which the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Rangers and the San Angelo Police Department established a perimeter and initiated negotiations with the suspect, the release said.

Neighbors in the area were asked to evacuate as a safety precaution.

The suspect was seen several times in the standoff to be in possession of what appeared to be a firearm, the release said. After initial negotiations between the suspect and TGCSO and DPS negotiators, SAPD's SWAT team assumed the lead in the negotiations, which lasted approximately three hours and 39 minutes.

At approximately 6:55 p.m., the suspect walked out of the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.

Large was booked into the Tom Green County Jail on charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and two counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer.

"There is no current threat in the vicinity of the incident at this time. Residents may return at their convenience to their homes. The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office would like to thank our law enforcement partners in the dedicated efforts which produced the safe apprehension of this dangerous criminal," the release said.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Tom Green County Sheriff's Department asked citizens to avoid Cactus Lane between Pacific Road and Grape Creek Road Tuesday afternoon, saying there was law enforcement activity in the area.

According to TGCSO Public Information Officer Lt. Christina Lopez, at approximately 3:16 p.m. Tuesday, TGCSO deputies attempted to serve a felony warrant in the 700 block of Cactus Lane. When deputies attempted to make entrance into the residence, the suspect displayed what appeared to be a firearm, Lopez said.

"At this time, the suspect has barricaded himself in the home and negotiations are on the way - in hopes of of having a resolution soon," Lopez said.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, as well as other law enforcement agencies were on scene, in addition to the sheriff's office deputies.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available from law enforcement.