Woman, Children Held Hostage

2-24-05 – A Denison man was arrested early Thursday morning after a 45 minute stand-off with police. Authorities say the man held his ex-girlfriend and her children hostage in their home in the 1400 block of West Sears Street around 3:45 a.m.

The man threatened police and told them if anyone went into the house, there would be dead bodies.

Eventually, the man agreed to surrender and no one was hurt.

According to police, officers were called to the home for a disturbance earlier in the night. They returned to the home early this morning after receiving a 911 call.

A family member of the suspect says the man has a history of violence.

The suspect is being held in the Denison Jail.