At 10 a.m. we received a report of a disturbance in which a
man was dragging a woman by her hair into a home at 1403 Briarwood.
When officers arrived on scene, the woman had gotten away
from the man identified as Billy Dyson, 25, of Lufkin. Officers found her
standing in a neighboring yard, crying.
Dyson then barricaded himself inside the home and refused to
come out. Over the next hour and forty-five minutes, officers – including
negotiators – tried to get Dyson to open the door, but he refused.
Seventeen minutes into negotiations, Dyson opened a front
window and yelled at officers. He used his finger to make a gun, put it to his
head, and made a trigger-pull motion before walking back out of view. Fifteen
minutes later, he came to the front door with a metal pipe in his hand but
refused to come out.
The Special Response Team was called to the scene and tear
gas was deployed into the home. After a second canister was shot into a front
bedroom, Dyson came out of a side window. He resisted initially but was taken
into custody around 11:50 a.m. After being placed into a patrol vehicle, he
banged his head repeatedly against the back window.
When officers searched the house, they found that Dyson had
used furniture to barricade the front door. He also took apart beds and used
head and foot boards to barricade a hallway.
Dyson is charged with assault/family violence, unlawful
restraint and resisting arrest.
Public Relations Specialist
Lufkin Police Department