Sheriff Carlos Carrizales said his deputies and members of a special entry team stormed the house at 2106 Saratoga St. in the Capehart Subdivision just before 4 p.m.
Once inside, they subdued and handcuffed 20-year-old Jeremiah Arredondo.
They later discovered 38-year-old Margot Brown hiding in the house and took her into custody on outstanding local arrest warrants.
Deputy Lt. John Davis said Arredondo was wanted on federal warrants for parole violation on a human smuggling charge.
Brown had warrants for her arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and felony theft.
Davis said Arredondo was being held without bail on orders from federal authorities. Likewise, Brown is also being held at the jail without bail.
Davis said local authorities were contacted after members of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force arrived in Beeville seeking federal fugitives.
The task force’s investigation had revealed that Arredondo could be found at the Capehart address.
When they tried to make an arrest, Davis said Arredondo “refused to come out and locked all the doors.”
Marshals called for assistance, and at that time deputies and city police officers showed up in force. They quickly surrounded the house and covered all possible escape routes.
The back yard of the house where the suspect was hiding bordered Reagan Road, and two local schools are located a short distance away on that same street.
Officers blocked off access to Reagan Road and streets connected to it with assistance of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department and Angel Care Ambulance Service.
Davis said the two suspects were taken to the Bee County Jail where they were held on the outstanding warrants.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.