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Posted by Arkansas 911 news Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police developed information that put wanted fugitive Gavin Ramon Henry, 37, of Grove Street in Hot Springs, in a house at the corner of Park Avenue and Dell Street yesterday afternoon.
The patrol became confident that Mr. Henry could be in the house. They set a security perimeter around the property and after a period of time, made the decision to call their SWAT Team to the scene to take command and control of the situation. The SWAT Team was activated and arrived on Dell Street a short while later.
They gave commands to come out over the loudspeaker and 2 people came out. Those people were detained and interviewed by detectives.
Eventually, several rounds of tear gas canisters were fired through the windows in an effort to force the suspect out of the house and into the fresh air. Nobody came out. SWAT Members went in and cleared the house.
As the SWAT Team was loading up and heading back to the police department, they became aware of some new information that put Mr. Henry in a motel room in the 800 block of Park Avenue. They went over there and performed a similar operation at the motel.
Mr. Henry was arrested at the motel and transported, ultimately, to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with and was served warrants for Felony Battery x2, Aggravated Assault x3, Felony Terroristic Threatening x3, Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons, Battery, Unauthorized Use Of A Vehicle, Fleeing and Failure To Comply with bond initially set at $193,000.
Traffic flow was detoured through the neighborhood for approximately 3 hours.