Angelina County Sheriff releases name of man killed in early morning SWAT standoff

Angelina County Sheriff releases name of man killed in early morning SWAT standoff
2015 (Source: Angelina County Jail)
2015 (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office
Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - New details are emerging about the man that was killed in an early Tuesday morning SWAT standoff in Angelina County.

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches identified the man as Stacy Sturdivant, 46, of Lufkin.

A six-hour standoff with law enforcement in Angelina County ended early Tuesday when Sturdivant was killed, according to sheriff's deputies.

Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to reports of a person barricaded inside a Moffett-area home, according to Angelina County Sheriff's Office Captain Alton Lenderman. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Nacogdoches Police Department SWAT, and Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office were positioned at a staging area near Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Farm to Market Road 842.

It is unclear whether Sturdivant was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot or in an exchange with law enforcement, Lenderman said. No one else was inside the house, located in the 2600 block of Lightfoot Road. Lenderman said authorities have had several encounters with the man over the last several years.

"We've had several calls out there like this where he gets intoxicated and shoots guns and disturbs the neighbors," Lenderman said. "This has been an ongoing thing, and it has finally climaxed to this. The subject briefly talked to them at the door then went back into the house and shot two rounds outside the house towards deputies. That is when we called in SWAT for assistance. We continued to get fired on so we called for the assistance of DPS. No officers were hurt. DPS Rangers and the Angelina County Sheriff's office are on the scene at this time doing a crime scene investigation."

Sanches said that when deputies arrived at the home it appeared to them that Sturdivant was impaired in some way. Angelina County Jail records show that Sturdivant has been arrested three times since 2010. The arrests were for silent/abusive 911 calls, public intoxication, and terroristic threat. Since 2007, deputies have recorded 10 different instances where reports were filed that involved Sturdivant.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation, and an autopsy has been ordered by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Donnie Puckett.

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