Howard County Man Arrested After Short Standoff

HOWARD COUNTY - A Howard County man was arrested Saturday morning after a short standoff.

Authorities were called to the 300 block of Davis Road around 5:30 a.m. for an alleged domestic disturbance.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office and the Big Spring Police Department entered into negotiations with 40-year-old Jesse Martinez. Martinez exited the home, but then went back inside.

Officials first used less-lethal bean-bag rounds to subdue Martinez, but those had little effect. Officials then used a tazer to subdue him.

Martinez was taken to Scenic Mountain Hospital in Big Spring where he was treated and released.

Martinez is currently in the Howard County Jail charged with Assault Family Violence, Resisting Arrest, Evading Arrest and local warrants.