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Suspect detained after 2-hour long standoff forced evacuations in neighborhood

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Posted at 7:32 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 17:41:48-05

KILLEEN, TX — A man has been arrested following a police standoff in a Killeen neighborhood Monday night into Tuesday.

The Killeen Police Department says around 11:41 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, officers responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute in the 4200 block of Corrinne Drive.

When officers arrived, they entered the residence and attempted to speak with the people involved. During that contact, a male resident was armed an pointed a weapon towards officers.

The Tactical Response Unit was deployed and arrived to assist with the incident. Three residents and two officers exited the residence without incident. Over the next several hours, crisis negotiators spoke off and on with the man and attempted to get him to surrender.

Around 2:46 a.m., the man exited the residence and was detained. He was transported to the Killeen City Jail.

On Wednesday, the Bell County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and issued two complaints charging 44-year-old David Paul Lawrence with aggravated assault against a public servant. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, who set his bond at $100,000 for each charge. He is currently waiting transport to the Bell County Jail.