CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — Authorities say officers rescued eight
children from a Houston-area home day care after a suspect barricaded
himself inside before eventually surrendering peacefully.
Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton says the incident
started around noon Thursday when the suspect ran a red light, starting
a short car chase with deputies. The suspect, later identified as
19-year-old Jonas Dunlap, then crashed the vehicle and fled on foot,
leaving a woman and child behind.
Eagleton says the man fired two shots at deputies and darted into the
home day care in Channelview, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of
Chief Deputy Ed Toquica says the suspect surrendered about 30 minutes
after the children’s rescue. He says Dunlap was wanted in Arkansas on a
No injuries were reported in either the standoff or the crash.