Standoff on Madison ends with no injuries, suspect arrested

Melissa Cantu Trevino
Alice Echo News Journal
Police were called to a family violence incident on Madison and Texas Boulevard.

A 40-year-old man was arrested at a residence on Madison and North Texas Boulevard Tuesday, June 29 at approximately 6:33 p.m.

Alice police were called to the residence for a family violence call with a weapon involved, police said.

Police and Jim Wells County Sheriff Deputies surrounded the residence while Cpl. Nick Reyes spoke with the suspect. The man allegedly threatened a family member with firearm and engaged officers in a 20-minute standoff, said Cpl. Herman Arellano with the Alice Police Department.

Cpl. Reyes was able to get the suspect to exit the residence. 

A search of the residence led officers to find the firearm locked in a gun box. The firearm was seized, police said.

No injuries were reported. The suspect was apprehended without further incident.

He was booked into the Jim Wells County jail. He was charged with terroristic threats.

Due to changes within the company, Alice Echo - News Journal will not name suspects who were charged with a misdemeanor offense.