County units responded to Quemado, Texas shortly after 2:30 PM on April 5, 2017 where a rancher reported hearing a gunshot after a man had entered a trailer home containing several firearms on his property. Upon arrival and assessment of the situation, deputies requested the assistance of other law enforcement agencies in the area, including the United States Border Patrol, Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety, ICE, and The City of Eagle Pass Fire Department. Shortly thereafter, agents and deputies established a perimeter around the structure and a stand-off with the male subject ensued.
Deputies were able to identify the subject inside the mobile home as a twenty-nine year old Eagle Pass man with a history of previous arrests and documented disorders. Despite repeated attempts to negotiate, the subject refused to exit the trailer peacefully and SWAT units with the Sheriff's Office and Border Patrol Tactical units mobilized.
The man briefly exited the home before returning inside, where shortly before 8 PM, was forced out of the structure and surrendered without incident after a tear gas was deployed into the trailer. The subject was then transported to the Maverick County Sheriff's Office awaiting charges.
Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber and the Sheriff's Office wishes to thank the fellow law enforcement agencies that assisted in the detention of this individual and maintaining the safety and order in the Quemado area throughout the span of the incident.