Man Who Held Officers At Bay Jailed On $250,000 Bond

By: Matt Howerton Email
By: Matt Howerton Email

WACO (February 21, 2014) A man who held police and U.S. marshals at bay for five hours Thursday at a house in South Waco was jailed Friday in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Authorities finally used tear gas to force him out of the home at around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Edward Alvarado, 42, was held Friday in the McLennan County Jail charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Alvarado barricaded himself inside the house near the intersection of South 26th Street and Baylor Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. Thursday as marshals attempted to arrest him on warrants out of McLennan County charging four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of a felon in possession of body armor, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Additional units were called, and police closed some streets in the area and nearby homes were evacuated.

"The name of the game is that no suspect gets hurt needlessly and no officers or civilians get hurt at all, and that's what happened tonight,” Swanton said.

Swanton says two other individuals were taken into custody at the scene, but could not provide information about who they were or the charges they may face.

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