By LeaAnne Klentzman
Deputies attempting to serve a felony warrant dove for cover when they heard a gunshot. While details remain sketchy, what is known is a resident at a home on Windmill Links in the Old Orchard subdivision off FM 1464, shot himself rather than surrender to warrant deputies.
According to authorities the warrant service began shortly before 10 am, on the morning of February 14. The warrant they were attempting to serve was for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Reportedly the suspect, in his late 30’s, whom has not been identified, had terrorized his wife in that home the day before. He had held her hostage, going so far as to put a gun to her head and pull the trigger. Fortunately the gun did not go off. She was eventually able to get to safety after he fled the home.
The following morning, deputies went to the residence to serve the warrant and take him into custody. The suspect chose a far more permanent solution to his immediate problem and died from what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
This case remains under investigation.