POLICE: Armed standoff includes gun threat, child on vent & SWAT action

Published 9:11 am Sunday, July 4, 2021

VIDOR — At approximately 3:31 a.m. Sunday, Vidor Police Department Dispatch received a call in reference to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Heritage.

The caller told authorities she and her husband were in an altercation in which she was assaulted and he was threatening her with a gun.

Officers responded to the scene and staged around the residence. The caller informed the dispatcher besides her husband there were four small children and a nurse that was treating one of the children who was on a vent.

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Dispatch was able to get the wife and 6-month-old baby to leave the residence followed by the nurse and child on the vent.

Multiple attempts were made to contact the male inside the residence via phone and over the patrol car loudspeaker. The subject would not make contact with law enforcement, authorities said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was activated and called to the scene. SWAT team members deployed. At approximately 6:37 a.m., the subject exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Henry Allen Barnhart, who is charged with aggravated assault/family violence.