Crane man arrested, faces charges

Crane man arrested, faces charges

CRANE, TX (KWES) - Officials released new information about the standoff in Crane that lasted until the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Chief Deputy of Crane Police, Andrew Aguilar said, "At about 9:30 p.m. on the 11th,we got a call about a disturbance and possibly weapons involved".

According to police, after the family members were safely moved to a neighbors house, the suspect Larry Hawkins, then led police on a highway pursuit through Ector County and later surrendered.

"I think we took all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of the public and the suspect. I think we handled it the way it needed to be handled. There was no one injured," said Aguilar.

One neighbor said they always barbecued together and Hawkins even let his daughter borrow his horse so she can go horseback riding.

Hawkins was transported to a the Crane County Jail where he was booked on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest felony charges.

He will have the opportunity to post bail.