Sunday evening Lufkin Police arrested Mikel Doyle, 35, of Lufkin,
following a four-hour stand off at a home on Augusta Drive.
Around 2:30 p.m. a neighbor reported hearing six shots
fired from the home in the 400 block of Augusta Drive. After speaking with a
family member, officers learned that Doyle fired shots from a window and that
he was possibly coming off a drug binge following domestic troubles. The family
member, who immediately evacuated the home, leaving Doyle by himself, said he
also threatened to shoot officers arriving on the scene.
The Special Response Team, including two hostage
negotiators, and the Department's certified drone pilots responded to the
Augusta Drive was closed to through traffic while
negotiators spent the next several hours attempting to make contact with Doyle.
"We evacuated a few neighboring houses, shut down
all traffic on the golf course and in the area," Lufkin Police Public
Relations Specialist Jessica Pebsworth said. "Our drone pilots notified Angelina
County Airport management of our intent to use the drones at this scene. We
were then able to get them in the air to establish an aerial view of our
perimeter which is huge in terms of officer safety."
At 5:49 p.m., Doyle began communicating with negotiators
and within 30 minutes he was taken into custody.
He is charged with deadly conduct.
The street was reopened to traffic once the scene was
Here is some video from the scene as well, including
certified drone pilot Det. Brandon White manning one of the Department's two