Man Arrested After Brief Standoff in Gaines County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - One man held Gaines County deputies at bay for a short time on Wednesday.

Deputies in Gaines County say 37-year-old Thomas Ortiz, Junior, held them in a brief standoff.

It all started with a call about an attack at a home on County Road 301-B around 4 p.m. that afternoon.

A witness told deputies Ortiz attacked her and he was still inside the house with a gun and two children.

The deputies called for backup.

After about 20 minutes, they were able to get Ortiz to surrender.

They recovered the gun and noticed that a two year old in the home had been hurt.

Ortiz has been charged with assault and injury of a child.