Man arrested after barricaded standoff with Texarkana police

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 9:29 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 8:54 AM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - Texarkana police responded to an incident at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 in the 200 block of Jerome Street.

Officials say a man called them in reference to a domestic dispute and claimed to be a stabbing victim. Upon arrival, police found he had barricaded himself inside a home.

“He started calling dispatch that, ‘I’ve got a gun, if any officer come in there, I’m going to kill them,’ and other things like there are family members in the neighborhood that may be targeting officers as well,” said Shawn Vaughn with the Texarkana Texas Police Department.

The man also allegedly told police there was another person injured inside the home.

SWAT team members broke a window and were able to get into the house around 10:30 p.m. Officials took the man, identified as Max Kelly, into custody without incident. He was arrested on a felony probation warrant and booked into the Bi-State Jail. Police say he had not been stabbed, as the initial 911 call indicated.

“We were able to take him into custody without any incident whatsoever. When we looked in the house, there were no guns. There were two family members there, his grandmother and his uncle,” Vaughn said.

The two people who were inside the home with him were medically checked out on the scene. One of them was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police also say another person was inside, but left the home before they got there.

“Other charges maybe filed down the road, but right now, that warrant is the only charge against Mr. Kelly,” Vaughn said.

Police say this was not their first run-in with Kelly.

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