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Man arrested after shots fired at local officers during motel standoff remains jailed

Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 2:32 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2021 at 12:50 PM CDT
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - A man arrested after a standoff Tuesday at a Temple motel during which shots were fired at officers remained jailed Wednesday.

Benjamin Troche, 43, of Temple, is charged with criminal trespass and a felony charge is pending, according to online jail records.

His bond has not yet been set.

Troche was arrested just before at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after an hours-long standoff at America’s Best Value Inn in the 900 block of North General Bruce Drive.

Officers responded to the motel at around noon on Tuesday in response to a report a man was barricaded in a room.

Police negotiators and Bell County mental health deputies spent several hours attempting to convince the man to come out and when that failed, officers deployed gas.

The man fired several shots at officers over the course of two hours, police said.

The man ultimately surrendered peacefully and was arrested without incident.

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