Smith County Man In Jail After Standoff

A 3-hour stand-off between an armed suspect and the Smith County Sheriff's Department came to an end early Saturday morning, but the end didn't come easily.

Sheriff's investigators were forced to fire tear gas into 24-year-old Robbie Conrad Bristol's home to get him to surrender, after negotiations failed.

Bristol's accused of assaulting his common law wife earlier that day, shooting out some of his parents' windows and threatening to kill family members.

Bristol's bond was set at $55,000 dollars for assault with a deadly weapon.

Dana Dixon, reporting