The Port Arthur News
PORT NECHES — PORT NECHES — A 63-year-old Port Neches man is in custody after an armed standoff with police in the early morning hours Tuesday.
A resident in the 2300 block of Fourth Street had been awakened to find his neighbor in the
residence. Police were called and Port Neches police attempted to make contact with the neighbor, when he came to the door with a rifle in his hands. The police made several
attempts to get the individual to exit his residence, unsuccessfully. At approximately 1:15 a.m. SWAT the Jefferson County SWAT Team was called out to
assist the Port Neches Police Department.
The SWAT negotiators attempted to contact the barricaded subject for several hours without success. During this time period the barricaded subject appeared at the front door several times with the rifle displayed. When the SWAT team attempted to breach the front door to make contact with the barricaded subject, he challenged them displaying the rifle.
After multiple more attempts to contact the barricaded subject, the SWAT team entered the residence. The barricaded subject resisted and less lethal force (sponge round) was utilized to subdue the subject. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas for treatment.
The individual is identified as a 63 year of age resident of Port Neches. He was treated and released at the hospital for his injuries. He is currently at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility charged with Deadly Conduct. He has not been arraigned and no bond has been set as of this time.
The Jefferson County SWAT Team is a multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team consisting of laws enforcement officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Port Neches PD, Nederland PD, Groves PD and Lamar University PD.