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Authorities: Coryell County man shot at deputies during arrest attempt

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 4:30 am

GATESVILLE — A Coryell County man is in jail after shooting at sheriff’s deputies attempting to arrest him on a domestic violence charge over the weekend, authorities said.

David Ray Sneed, 40, is being held in lieu of $175,000 bond in Coryell County Jail. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence and with aggravated assault against a public servant.

An “angry and hostile” Sneed confronted a deputy who tried to arrest him on Friday at his home on County Road 148, according to a statement from Sheriff Johnny Burks.

When the deputy and backup officers began to surround the house, Sneed opened fire with a rifle and a shotgun, Burks said.

During an overnight standoff, deputies were joined by Texas Rangers, highway patrol officers, a state game warden and a SWAT unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Shortly after noon Saturday, Sneed was arrested outside his home without incident, according to the statement. No one was hurt during the incident.

The investigation continues, according to the statement.

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