Texas police chief arrested after chase, standoff at home
NORMANGEE, Texas (AP) — A Texas police chief has been arrested following a domestic disturbance and standoff at his home during which a shot was fired, a police chase and standoff.
In a statement, Lt. Craig Cummings of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the incident began early Wednesday with a 911 call from the wife of Normangee (NAR’-man-jee) police Chief Charles Herford.
Morgan says Herford left the home and at one point eluded sheriff’s deputies who attempted to stop his patrol vehicle. Herford later returned to the home, where a standoff ensued. Herford surrendered after several hours of negotiations.
No injuries were reported.
Cummings says Herford was taken to the Leon County Jail charged with deadly conduct and evading arrest. Jail records listed no bond or attorney.