Police say 33-year-old Chase Craig Hudson of Sulphur Springs is being held on bonds totaling $62,000 following his arrest Wednesday afternoon.
Police Chief Jay Sanders said officers were called just before 1 p.m. to a disturbance with an assault in progress in the 1800 block of Main Street.
During the call, Sanders said Hudson supposedly had grabbed the telephone away from one of his grandparents and struck him in the face causing a cut above the eye.
“Upon arrival, the officers met with the two victims — they had been assaulted by their grandson,” Chief Sanders said. “The grandson had locked himself in his room and was refusing to come out.”
The chief said both victims said Hudson told them he would kill the police if they came to get him.
“We had a little bit of a situation on our hands,” Sanders said. “We called out CID and negotiator David Gilmore. They attempted to make contact with the suspect for about 45 minutes and didn't hear a peep.”
Because it was so quiet, the officers on the scene began to think the man may have left the house through a window. But, in case he was still in the house and for officer safety, the Special Response Team was called in.
“We went ahead and put a little gas in the room — he was still in the room,” the chief said. “He came out on his own and was taken into custody without any further problems.”
Hudson's grandparents, both elderly, had received injuries in the disturbance and were treated at the scene by paramedics.
Hudson was arraigned on two charges of assault causing injury to a child, elderly or disabled person with intent to cause bodily injury and one charge of interfering with an emergency call. Bonds for the 33-year-old man totaled $62,000.