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Tye Police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants after finding him in an attic

After an intensive search, the man was found in the attic of the house, hiding under the insulation. He was removed at gunpoint and tried to assault an officer.
Credit: Tye PD

TYE, Texas — A man with multiple warrants was arrested Wednesday after a search for him inside a home on Coke Street by Tye Police Department officers and deputies from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.

According to a release from the Tye PD, at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, the TPD received a call that William Ryan Pierce, a person known to the department, was at his home, 217 Coke St.

Responding officers knew Pierce had multiple warrants for his arrest. When they arrived at the home, officers made several attempts to have Pierce come out of the house. He did not comply.

Several Taylor County Sheriff's Office deputies responded and helped set up a perimeter around the home. A Tye officer tried to talk Pierce out of the home and even tried to contact him by phone, but had no success.

Taylor County Sheriff Ricky Bishop responded to the location. The Tye Police Department wrote a search warrant for the home and Bishop called in his Special Response Team, according to the release.

With warrant in hand, the teams announced they were making entry, but Pierce still did not respond. After an intensive search, Pierce was found in the attic of the home hiding under the insulation.

He was taken out of the attic at gunpoint and tried to assault an officer while being taken into custody. Pierce suffered minor injuries while being removed from the attic space and was taken to a local hospital and cleared.

Tye PD then took Pierce to the Taylor County Jail, where he was booked on warrants for a second-degree felony charge and a parole violation for manufacture and delivery.