HOSTAGE SITUATION IN AMES, TEXAS
Jun 13, 2013
At approximately 3:53pm, June 13, 2013,
Sheriff’s Deputy William Candelari responded to a “Disturbance” call in the 500
block of Berotte St. in Ames, Texas. This call quickly escalated to a reported
“Hostage” situation before the Deputy could arrive therefore other units
responded to back up Deputy Candelari.
The responding Deputies were advised that Desmond James
Patrick, age 25 was holding his girlfriend as a hostage and was threatening to
shoot her in the head. Under the direction of Capt. Mark Ellington a perimeter
was put into place around the house and an attempt was made to establish
communications with Patrick but this was unsuccessful as Patrick refused to
communicate with anyone. At approximately forty-five (45) minutes into the
stand- off, relatives arrived on the scene and in the process of the relatives
attempting to talk to Patrick, the hostage managed to run from the home under
cover of law enforcement.
At approximately 4:50pm, under the verbal directions of the
Deputies, Desmond Patrick walked out of the front door with a cell phone held
to his head as though it was a hand gun. He was arrested and both he and the
home were searched but no hand gun was found. A pellet rifle was, however,
recovered from the scene and Patrick did admit to brandishing the pellet rifle
during the stand-off.
Deputy Candelari charged Desmond James Patrick with “Assault
Family Violence” and “Unlawful Restraint” both a class “A” misdemeanor. Patrick
was placed in the Liberty County jail and will be taken before Justice of the
Peace Judge Stephen Hebert in the morning to be arraigned.
Please remember that you can log onto the Sheriff
Department’s website and go to our new “Liberty Online Custody” link and get
mug shots, charges and other information that you may need.
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