Affidavit provides details into burglary before Nacogdoches manhunt

Affidavit provides details into burglary before Nacogdoches manhunt

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - New details have emerged in the case of the Lufkin man who was arrested after an hours-long manhunt in Nacogdoches Wednesday.

According to the arrest warrant East Texas News obtained Friday, Gregory William Sisson, 27, went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the 700 block of Townsend Ave. armed with a large machete and confronted the woman's current boyfriend.

Sisson is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a first-degree felony burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony charge and a third-degree aggravated assault charge. Collectively, his bail has been set at $60,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, a Nacogdoches Police officer responded to a disturbance call at the residence in the 700 block of Townsend Ave. on Dec. 10. When the officer made contact with Sisson's ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend, the man explained that they were sleeping inside the home when the dog's barking woke him up at about 3:45 p.m.

After the boyfriend got up to investigate, he went to the kitchen and was confronted by Sisson, who is the father of the woman's children. Sisson was armed with a large machete, according to the affidavit.

The boyfriend fled into the bedroom, and Sisson allegedly followed him. However, the boyfriend locked the door and got a firearm to defend himself.

When the woman called 911, Sisson could be heard fleeing the residence, according to the affidavit.

According to a previous East Texas News story, Nacogdoches firefighters responded to a fire at the same address at 9:57 a.m. Wednesday. The cause is still under investigation.

Then at 1:17 p.m., the person in the home called officers to report a piece of evidence in the burglary had been located. Officers responded and said the suspect in the burglary had just been seen inside a wood line behind the home and had pointed a gun at the person inside the home. The officers tried to find him, but could not.

All available officers responded to the area and established a perimeter in the area of Wells Street, South Fredonia Street, Loop 224 and West Seale Street. Officers from DPS, the sheriff's office, constables and NISD police also assisted.

After a two-hour search, Sisson was found hiding in a large culvert near the south end of Reedy Street. Officers found a rifle and shotgun nearby.

Police are investigating Sisson for additional charges.

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