Russell Dale Pumphrey, 50, of Ace is facing 2 felony charges of aggravated assault against a public servant.
Sheriff's Office Releases Press Release on Standoff in Ace, LIVINGSTON, April 13, 2016 - Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack released a press release today (04/13) regarding the standoff that took place just hours earlier in the subdivision of Taylor Lake Estates. In the standoff, 50 year old Russell Dale Pumphrey holed himself up in his house with a shotgun and defied law enforcement's orders to put down his gun and come out. The standoff ended when Pumphrey was safely apprehended by deputies. The following is a press release from Sheriff Hammack:
Sheriff Kenneth Hammack advised on April 12, 2016, @9:15pm the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Dayna Pumphery advising she was concerned about the welfare of her husband 50 year old Russell Pumphery whom she is separated from. Mrs. Pumphery advised she received a picture from Russel Pumphery of him with a shotgun. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriffs’ Office arrived at 202 E. Taylor Lakes Circle in an attempt to locate Russell Pumphery. Contact was made with Russell Pumphery by phone at which time he made threats and refused to come out of his residence. The Deputies set up a perimeter around Russell Humphrey’s residence and called for assistance from the SRT (Special Response Team). The Special Response Team arrived on scene and established communications with Russell Pumphery in an attempt to get him to come outside. Russell Pumphery fired several shots at Deputies and continued to refuse the request. Five hours later Russell Pumphery was taken into custody without further incident.
Russell Pumphery was transported to Livingston St. Lukes Emergency Room for medical clearance by Allegiance EMS, then to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Jail and booked on two charges of Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant. Sheriff Hammack said with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Public Safety, Pct. #2 Constables Office, Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department and Allegiance EMS his office able to turn a volatile situation into a peaceful solution. Sheriff Hammack praised all involved for showing great restraint during this incident even after being shot at.
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Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Vehicles at 202 E. Taylor Lake Circle.
Late Night Standoff Ends With Nobody Hurt, ACE, April 13, 2016 - At approximately 9:45 pm on April 12, 2016 reports came to the Polk County Sheriff's Office in reference to gunshots being fired and vague threats. Neighbors from the subdivision of Taylor Lake Estates reported that a man was going to put all kinds of stuff on Facebook about what was about to happen (an apparent reference to an ultimate standoff with law enforcement). Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Texas Ranger Ryan Clendennen, Sheriff Hammack, and Constable Bill Cunningham were dispatched to 202 E. Taylor Lake Circle where 50 year old Russell Pumphrey was holed up in his house with a shotgun. Pumphrey shot at deputies twice. Deputies tried to coax Pumphrey out of his house (speaking to him with a loud speaker). Pumphrey was intoxicated. Shortly after 2 am, and hours of trying to talk him out, Pumphrey had reached a point of intoxication that left him in a stupor. Deputies were then able to get into the house through the front door and apprehend Pumphrey without anyone getting shot or hurt. Americare Ambulance Service was summoned to transport Pumphrey to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. There was allegedly lots of pills found in Pumphrey's home. Pumphrey is likely facing felony charges.
50 year old Russell Pumphrey, of Ace (source: Facebook).
Shortly after 2 am deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were able to apprehend 50 year old Russell Pumphrey in his home after a standoff that lasted for about 4 hours.
Pumphrey was in an intoxicated stupor.
Deputies were trying to get Pumphrey into an ambulance for his own good.
Pumphrey was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Shotgun shells just inside this broken window at the front of the house where Pumphrey spend much time during the standoff.
A pickup in the front driveway of Pumphrey's home shows where a shotgun was apparently fired.
(L - R) Captain John Sanders, Sergeant Craig Taylor, and Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Local Texas Ranger, Ryan Clendennen enters the home (post standoff).
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