Armed Gunman Holds Officers at Bay

4-5-05 - A 5-hour standoff ended peacefully in Savoy, Texas Tuesday night. Grayson County Sheriff's deputies tried to serve several drug-related warrants on Eddie Marquez at his home in rural Savoy around 4:45pm. That’s when he ran inside and armed himself.

At one point he shot at the officers outside. Marquez hid inside a room and told authorities he wouldn't be taken alive. After hours of negotiations he surrendered peacefully just before 10pm.

Several agencies were called in to assist, including the Fannin County Sheriff's office and the US Marshals. Another man was also arrested for outstanding warrants.