Eight hour standoff in Houston Co. ends with arrest of Cypress man for deadly conduct

Mugshot courtesy Houston Co. Sheriff's Department
Mugshot courtesy Houston Co. Sheriff's Department

HOUSTON CO., TX (KTRE) – An 8 hour standoff in Houston County has ended peacefully following a report of shots being fired at a residence on Private Road 6050 in Latexo.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office received a call about 2:18 Tuesday morning.  When they arrived at the residence deputies were halted and back up from several law enforcement agencies were called in to help, according to a news release.

Details of the standoff were not disclosed, however, the release stated at 10 Tuesday morning lawmen were able to make an arrest on site, without further incident.  Darrick Cook, 41, of Cypress was charged with one count of deadly conduct, discharging a firearm, a 3rd degree felony.

Cook remains in jail pending formal arraignment.  No bond has been set.

The Sheriff's Office received assistance from several different agencies.  Grapeland P.D. and Crockett P.D. officers responded. Anderson County Swat and DPS Swat, along with assistance from their helicopter, also responded.   Texas Rangers, Constables Red Smith and Morris Luker were on scene as well as Texas Parks and Wildlife, the news release stated.

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