Idalou police arrested an assault suspect just before noon Thursday after a nearly two-hour search that led to a lock down over a 12-block area, including at local schools.
The search ended at about noon when Officer Steven Perez held the suspect at gunpoint as he tried to escape out a window in the 500 block of East Seventh Street in Idalou, a small community just east of Lubbock, according to Idalou Police.
Daren Jackson, 29, was charged with a number of additional offenses, including evading police and failure to identify as a fugitive.
Police kicked off the search at about 10 a.m. after Jackson, who had a felony assault warrant, fled when an officer pulled him over for a traffic violation.
Perez said they searched about ten buildings total — including houses and a church — as well as numerous backyards. A 911 call came in indicating Jackson might be hiding out in the 500 block of East Seventh Street, where his girlfriend resides.
Police asked residents in the area to stay inside their homes and lock the doors. The lockdown in the neighborhoods and Idalou schools lifted at about noon after Jackson was taken into custody.
Jackson was wanted on a 2009 domestic assault charge in Lubbock. He also had four other assault charges on his criminal record, according to Lubbock County court documents. Jail records indicate he's also been involved in the Crips gang.
Idalou Officer Chris Williams was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries suffered after jumping over a fence, Perez said.