Sherman man arrested following standoff

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A man was arrested after a domestic dispute turned into an armed standoff in a Sherman neighborhood over the weekend.

Booking photo of Scott Everson (Grayson Co. Jail)

Sherman police responded to a house on the 1400 block of West Robin Drive early Saturday morning around 1:30.

Neighbor Thana Furr said emergency vehicle lights woke her up early Saturday.

"Every time I woke up the lights were still flashing, I did not know what happened but I figured it was something sort of big," Furr said.

A woman inside the home called police after a man there assaulted her, grabbed a gun and fired a round near her.

Then, she told police he went to another room to grab a loaded rifle.

She got out but when police arrived, the suspect, 38-year-old Scott Everson, was still inside the house and wouldn't come out.

"The officers kept telling him to come on out, come on out, he was refusing their commands at that point it was determined that he was a barricaded person," said Sherman police Lt. John Kennemer.

The Special Response Team was called to the scene and used tear gas, but still couldn't get Everson to come out.

A standoff ensued for nearly four hours.

"We're not going to go into his area, we want him to come into ours," Kennemer said.

When officers talking with Everson realized he didn't have a gun on him anymore, police fired bean bag rounds hitting him twice.

They were then able to rush the home, taking Everson into custody.

An unusual night for this typically quiet neighborhood.

"I'm not fearful we have a great neighborhood and neighbors that watch very carefully," Furr said.

An officer sustained a minor hand injury, and Everson was taken to the hospital with minor injuries from the bean bag round and a canine bite.

He was booked into the Grayson County jail Monday for domestic assault, interfering with an emergency call and resisting arrest.

He's since bonded out.