On December 9, 2020, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office began a search for a suspect who was wanted for questioning in relation to several burglaries in the Huffines/Bivins area. The suspect was believed to be armed and dangerous.
Preliminary information indicates the suspect was located at a residence and fled into a wooded area on foot. Several witnesses indicated the individual was armed with a gun. Officers also learned the suspect was wanted on a TDC,J parole warrant.
The Cass County Sheriffs Office, assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety — Highway Patrol, Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Public Safety Aircraft, Queen City Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, and the Telford Unit Canine Department, began searching for the suspect in a wooded area in the Huffines Community around 4:00 p.m. on December 9th. The suspect was eventually located, and he was armed.
During the night and early morning hours, multiple shots were fired at law enforcement officers. Two additional warrants were obtained for the subject for aggravated assault-deadly weapon on a public servant, a first degree felony.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on December 10th, the suspect was found in a small maintenance shop (not a business) and refused to surrender. During negotiations, the individual presented a weapon and was shot by law enforcement. The suspect died at the scene.
Fortunately, no officers or civilians were injured. A formal investigation is being conducted by the Texas Rangers and no additional information is available at this time.