Waco: Grand Jury Indicts Man Arrested After Chase, Standoff

A man who was arrested in June after a foot pursuit and a standoff was named in a three-count indictment Wednesday.

Ronald Wayne Kennedy (Jail photo)

WACO (September 3, 2014) A man who was arrested in June after a foot pursuit and a standoff was named in a three-count indictment Wednesday.

Ronald Wayne Kennedy, 23, of Temple, was indicted for aggravated assault against a public servant, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon,

He surrendered to police in June after a foot pursuit during which shots were fired at officers and a standoff that lasted for hours and forced some evacuations in a local neighborhood.

The arrest came almost seven hours after officers were sent to an apartment on North 6th Street in response to a domestic disturbance.

As officers arrived at the apartment, a man involved in the disturbance started to flee.

Officers used a stun gun to try to subdue him, but the man pulled the darts from his body and continued to run, police said.

Officers gave chase and the man fired at them as he ran, but no one was hurt, police said.

The officers returned fire, but did not hit the man, who ran to a home in the 1100 block of North 10th Street owned by a family member, police said.

The residents escaped safely as officers surrounded the house.

Officers requested a SWAT team, which arrived within a few minutes and set up a perimeter around the house, police said.

Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution during the standoff, police said.

At around 3 a.m. the SWAT officers decided to use tear gas to try to force the man to come outside.

Between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. at least six tear gas shells were fired into the house, but the man refused to surrender.

Officers also used a robot to try to locate the man inside the house, police said.

The man finally surrendered after officers threatened to send a police dog into the house to find him.

Kennedy remains in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $645,000.


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