SWAT called out after Lubbock man barricades self, victim in house

SWAT called out after Lubbock man barricades self, victim in house

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - 26-year-old Matthew Shepard was arrested and charged with unlawful restraint, interference with an emergency phone call and a parole violation after an incident early Sunday morning.

Police were called at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday to the 100th block of Niter Avenue when they received information that a wanted suspect was at that residence, according to a Lubbock Police Department news release. While responding to the call police were advised that a woman was inside the residence with Shepard and he would not allow her to leave.

Shepard was said to be high on narcotics and suffering from a mental illness, according to the release.

When police arrived Shepard screwed the doors shut, according to the release. Later on, contact was made with the woman who inside, it was at that point she told police he would not allow her to leave the home.

SWAT officers arrived to serve a warrant and were able to get the woman out safely and take Shepard into custody and later booked him into the Lubbock County Detention Center, according to the release.

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