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Officers force end to standoff
by Gary Kent
Aug 28, 2014 | 1704 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputies lead Jeremiah Arredondo from a home at 2106 Saratoga St. in the Capehart Subdivision Tuesday afternoon. Arredondo was wanted on a federal warrant by U.S. Marshals and when they showed up at the house he barricaded himself in the house.
Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputies lead Jeremiah Arredondo from a home at 2106 Saratoga St. in the Capehart Subdivision Tuesday afternoon. Arredondo was wanted on a federal warrant by U.S. Marshals and when they showed up at the house he barricaded himself in the house.
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BEEVILLE – Federal and local law enforcement officers surrounding a home with guns drawn and SWAT team members on standby on Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, with the U.S. Marshals Service, enlisted the support of Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Beeville Police Department members when they arrived in the city.

According to Deputy Lt. Ronnie Jones, task force members were looking for Jeremiah Arredondo.

Their search took them to 2106 Saratoga St. in the Capehart Subdivision.

On Tuesday evening, Jones had no information regarding the charges listed in the warrant or concerning Arredondo’s age.

The situation worsened when Arredondo refused to go quietly and barricaded himself in the house.

BPD officers immediately called for members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department and ambulances from Angel Care Ambulance Service to come to the scene to keep all traffic away from the area. That included blocking off the entire stretch of Reagan Road from the U.S. Highway 181 Business Route to State Highway 202.

Traffic from two nearby schools was routed toward SH 202 and away from Reagan Road.

Within minutes, deputies had surrounded the house and were trying to get Arredondo to surrender quietly.

“It was a coordinated effort,” Jones said.

Deputies eventually had to force entry into the residence to take the suspect into custody.

Arredondo was led from the home, handcuffed, at about 4 p.m. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

Jones said Arredondo was taken to the Bee County Jail where he was to be booked on several charges.

A woman who was in the house at the time, Margaret Brown, also was taken into custody on local charges.

Jones and Deputy Lt. John Davis said more information on the charges and ages of the suspects would be released later.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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