• September 30, 2016

Kempner man arrested following standoff in Cove

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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 4:30 am

A standoff involving a can of pepper spray thrown in the cab of a 18 wheeler resulted in the arrest of a Kempner man with outstanding warrants in Cove Sunday afternoon, after it took an hour and 15 minutes for officers to coax the man out of the cab of a truck.

Police responded to a truck parked at the intersection of North 17th Street and West Avenue Boulevard after receiving a call from the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Department.

That department received a tip from someone who had been following Christopher Bagley, 27, of Kempner.

Bagley was in the cab of a semi parked at the intersection. Police surrounded the cab, and communicated with Bagley for about an hour.

“We just kept talking to him, saying come out, come out,” said Sgt. Martin Ruiz, the department’s public information officer.

Eventually, police threw a pepper spray canister into the cab of the truck. It only took a few minutes for Bagley to exit the truck once the pepper spray deployed.

According to Ruiz, Bagley did not have a weapon, nor did he make any suicidal threats. He was wanted for three outstanding warrants and a violation of his parole.

On Aug. 18, an arrest warrant was issued for an accident involving damage to a vehicle, and another for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram. On Sept. 15, a warrant was issued on a count of credit or debit card abuse.

Upon his arrest, Bagley was transported to Lampasas County Jail by a deputy from that department.

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