UPDATE: SWAT responds to domestic dispute in Hollytree neighborhood

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - John Harvey was immediately taken for mental evaluation after a police negotiator talked him out of his home, Friday night.

Police say he caused nearly 100-thousand dollars in damage inside the Hollytree home.

Harvey was arrested for criminal mischief.  His bond was set at $500,000.

Police got a call from Harvey's wife shortly before 10 p.m., Friday.  The woman was worried her husband was held up in their home in the 1300 block of Cold Water Cove.

The woman reported to police that her husband had made threats, was possibly high on prescription drugs, and may have shot up the house.

Police shut down the street and called in a SWAT team.

A negotiator eventually talked Harvey out of the house.  We're told it was ransacked inside.

"The police did a great job," said Camila Scammahorn, a  neighbor.  "They negotiated him out and everything's great now."

"Anytime there's a report of gunfire, we take every precaution available," said Sgt. Darin Grissom.  Grissom said SWAT immediately set up a perimeter around the home.


By Joe Terrell

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Several Tyler Police units and at least one ambulance have now cleared the Hollytree area after an apparent domestic dispute in that neighborhood tonight. It started around 10 p.m. Streets in the neighborhood were blocked off and neighbors were told to stay inside. According to police, one man has been taken for psychiatric evaluation to a local hospital.  This happened in the 1300 block of Coldwater Cove. A woman called police around 10 p.m. worried about the welfare of her husband, reporting he had "shot up" the house. Police tell us there is a lot of damage inside the home. Officers say the man had fired shots in the house. A short time after getting the call, a SWAT team and police negotiating team arrived at the house. Police say it took about a half hour to forty-five minutes to negotiate an end to the short standoff. According to local real estate web sites, the home is for sale. KLTV has a crew on scene and will bring you more information as it is confirmed. The name of the man involved in the case will be released Saturday morning. There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire.  After negotiating an end to the incident, police were heard reassuring neighbors that no one was hurt and that everything was ok.

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