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Suspect in 2015 Longview standoff expected to plead guilty

By Staff Reports
Aug. 23, 2017 at 1:12 p.m.
Updated Aug. 23, 2017 at 1:12 p.m.

Nathan David Lanicek (Gregg County Jail photo)

The suspect in a November 2015 standoff at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Longview is expected to enter a guilty plea today.

Nathan David Lanicek, 37, of Longview, faces a two-count aggravated assault against a public servant indictment and burglary of a building. A guilty plea hearing in the case is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in 124th District Court at the Gregg County Courthouse, according to prosecutors.

Police said Lanicek stole ammunition and a container of explosives from the sporting goods store during a break-in at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2015 before exchanging gunfire with officers. Lanicek had at least one gunshot wound and was treated at a local hospital before he was taken to the Gregg County Jail on Dec. 2. He has remained jailed since that time on $600,000 bond.

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