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Garrison man used child as barricade, authorities say

Bradley Koonce. Photo Source: Rusk County Jail. Bradley Koonce. Photo Source: Rusk County Jail.

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Rusk County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Garrison man accused of using a child to keep authorities from arresting him.

Bradley Dale Koonce, 39, of Garrison, is charged with assault family violence by strangulation, endangerment of a child and resisting arrest.

According to a press release, deputies responded to a Rusk County residence at 3:30 p.m. on Monday in regards to a welfare concern.

Sgt. Viki Penny said deputies determined Koonce had assaulted an adult victim and tried to arrest him, but he used the child as a barricade to keep them from doing it.

Deputies managed to arrest Koonce. He is being held in the Rusk County Jail on a collective $40,000 bond.

Sheriff Danny Pirtle commended the work of deputies Cody Runnels and Ben Reynolds in saving a victim of family violence and arresting Koonce without injuring the child.

Details on how the deputies managed to arrest Koonce were not available.

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