LUFKIN, Texas — Lufkin police have released body-worn camera footage from the arrest of a convicted felon who was captured Wednesday morning following a "deer stand standoff."
According to the Lufkin Police Department, around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers received information indicating Trace Bentley, 22, was at a home on Saint Andrews Circle in the Crown Colony subdivision.
When officers arrived, Bentley reportedly attempted to leave the scene in a vehicle. Police say when he was ordered to stop, he refused and recklessly drove down the driveway hitting several trees.
The LPD reports he then crashed into a fence, got out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area behind the subdivision.
As officers searched for Bentley, they came across a box-style deer stand and found the suspect had locked himself inside with a .40-caliber handgun, according to a press release from the LPD.
The LPD Special Response Team was called and set up a command post at a property off Farm-to-Market Road 58.
After several hours of attempting to talk Bentley out of the deer stand, police say he would not come out.
However, around 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, the SRT fired tear gas into the stand and Bentley was taken into custody.
Police searched the vehicle and found digital scales, a roll of cash and a broken methamphetamine pipe.
He was booked into the Angelina County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, unlawful carry of a weapon and evading arrest with a vehicle.
Police say additional charges are pending.