Standoff suspect identified, facing multiple charges

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

It's not something you see often: Bryan County Sheriffs Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and OHP Swat team, all camped out in the front yard of a Silo home. But on the corner of Silo and Folsom Roads Wednesday morning, it was an all out standoff with an armed gunman.

Bryan County Sheriff Bill Sturch says, “ About 11:15 (Tuesday night) we responded to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. We got here and were able to get the wife and two children out of the house."

The domestic dispute ended with Darrel Morris, 40, accused of striking his wife with the barrel of a gun and threatening to kill her, barricading himself inside the home. That's when OHP S.W.A.T. moved in and negotiations began.

Sturch says, “They also talked to him. He would not come out, so they gassed the area of the house that he was in, which was a bedroom. He fired two shots at them with a shotgun."

Just before 5:30 Wednesday morning, the standoff ended. OHP S.W.A.T. took him into custody without further problems.

Sturch says, “No one got hurt, that's the great thing about this. Even though shots were fired by the individual, there were no shots fired by law enforcement.”

Morris is charged with assault domestic abuse, pointing a dangerous weapon, and shooting with intent to kill, a felony offense.

Morris is being held in the Bryan County Jail.

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