S.W.A.T. presence prevents impasse after deadly dog attack, and man allegedly points gun at his aunt


unnamed (53)Police received a 911 call at 10 p.m. Thursday about a “disturbance with weapons” after a dog on dog attack turned deadly and a gun was forced from a woman’s hand.

“When deputies arrived they found that Michael Stone, 23, of Texarkana had been in a disturbance with his aunt over a dog. Stone’s dog had attacked his aunt’s dog on multiple occasions in the past. On this date, when Stone’s dog attacked his aunt’s dog, it killed it,” said Jeff Neal, Chief Deputy with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department.

Stone’s aunt retrieved a handgun to put Stone’s dog down as they had previously discussed doing if it were to attack any other dogs again. But Stone took the firearm from his aunt and instead pointed it at her, according to Neal.

The aunt was able to retreat from the scene and go a relative’s home next door, Neal said. Deputies attempted to make contact with Stone, but could not get him to respond.

That’s when negotiators and S.W.A.T. were called to assist the deputies at the scene.

“While they were still arriving, Stone came out on his own accord and was taken into custody without incident. He was transported the Bi-State Jail where he was booked in for Deadly Conduct. Stone’s bond has been set at $10,000,” Neal said.

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