Trans woman arrested after standoff in local neighborhood charged

The suspect, whom police identified in a press release Tuesday as Justin D. Robison, 39, was held Tuesday in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond. (Jail photo)
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A resident arrested Monday morning after an hours-long standoff in a Harker Heights neighborhood whom family members described as a trans woman has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

The suspect, whom police identified in a press release Tuesday as Justin D. Robison, 39, was held Tuesday in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

The standoff started after officers responded at around 9 p.m. Sunday to a report of a possible suicide attempt at a home in the 800 block of Olive Lane.

“The person was threatening suicide by police and did fire a shot in the residence,” police Lt. Stephen Miller said in a press release.

The person inside the home fired more shots later as officers cordoned off and secured the area around the home, Miller said.

The standoff ended just after 9 a.m. Monday after officers entered the home and located the suspect, he said.

Robison was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple and then was booked into the Bell County Jail at around 5:25 p.m. Monday.

Officers removed several guns from the home.

Police closed Vineyard Trail at Stillhouse Hollow Lake Road, Vineyard at Green Meadow Drive, and Olive Lane at Moose Hide Drive during the standoff.

Robison wants to be seen as equal, her sister said in a phone interview.

“She wants everyone to be equal and fair and she is doing this to fight for her rights”