A man suspected in a Longview aggravated assault was taken into custody Tuesday night after a standoff with SWAT officers and police.
Dequallian Thomas, 22, was held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail on $50,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — family violence, according to police.
Officers responded just after 6 p.m. to a “cutting just occurred” in the 200 block of East Edgefield Avenue, according to Longview police. Upon arrival, officers found a man with wounds to his head.
Police described the man’s injuries as not life threatening. He was taken by private vehicle to a hospital for treatment.
Officers at the scene found a suspect, who they say was armed with a knife. Police said the suspect, identified as Thomas, ran back into a home.
Longview SWAT officers and negotiators tried to contact the suspect without success. Police said SWAT officers “introduced gas into the resident,” and the suspect then surrendered and was arrested.