A police standoff that originated in Grimes County finally ended with the help of the Montgomery County SWAT team early Sunday morning.
According to the press release, authorities attempted to stop a man for a simple traffic stop, but things escalated when he failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The police would chase him into the community of Karen, an area east of Plantersville and Todd Mission, before successfully spiking the suspects tires. The driver then exited the vehicle and ran toward a house on FM 149, pointing a pistol toward officers and firing at least one round their direction. A DPS helicopter was summoned and was unable to find the suspect from the air.
After a brief moment of losing the suspect, authorities received a tip around 9:45 pm Sunday that the driver of the vehicle was hiding in a home with his girlfriend. After authorities asked them to surrender, police gassed the home with hopes of pushing them outside. Police apprehended the girlfriend, but it was determined that the main suspect was still inside the home. Whilst communicating with police, the suspect told authorities he had a bomb and threatened to blow up the whole house. Finally, at 4:15 am Monday morning, he was apprehended without incident.
The suspect, 34 year old Nolen Goodman, and his girlfriend, Rosemary Perez, were taken to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office jail. Perez is charged with hindering apprehension of a known fugitive. Goodman meanwhile is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and making a terrorist threat of family/household. We will have more on this story for you as things become available.