Cochran County deputies make arrest after Wednesday night standoff

Cochran County deputies make arrest after Wednesday night standoff
(Source: Cochran County Sheriff's Office)

COCHRAN COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - Cochran County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man following a stand off with authorities on Wednesday night.

Deputies report they initially spotted a van on the side of a road. After running its plates and tags, deputies found the owner, 26-year-old Paul Fuentes, had warrants out of Lubbock County.

When the driver was confronted by a deputy he got back into his van, pulled out a gun and placed it toward his head.

The sheriff was eventually able to get the firearm away from Fuentes. He was then arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, along charges stemming from his warrants.

Fuentes remains in the Cochran County jail this afternoon.

This incident was a high intensity critical incident. Our deputies acted cool, calm and collected and took every...

Posted by Cochran County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 30, 2020

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