Standoff Ends Peacefully in Ardmore

7-25-06 - An intense stand off ended peacefully in Ardmore Tuesday night. It began with the assault of an elderly woman and ended when one of the suspects surrendered.

He was hiding in a house in the 800 block of “A” street Northeast about 7pm. Tactical officers surrounded the home and eventually talked Mario Cruz into coming out.

The story began earlier than night when police say Cruz and two other men went to a home trying to collect money from a man. But inside the home they only found an elderly woman. Police say they assaulted her and left. Patrol officers chases Cruz to the house on “A” St Northeast.

Police are still looking for two more suspects who they consider armed and dangerous. The woman was a little shaken up but should be okay.