August 15, 2022

04.29.22 SWAT Standoff on Chad Lane Today/Baytown


John Stringer
Chief of Police

BAYTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE

Sergeant John Butler
Public Information Officer


On April 29, 2022 at approximately 8:15 am, Baytown Police officers were dispatched to a
residence in the 900 block of Chad Lane in Baytown in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival,
officers located a distraught female and her adult son, outside of the residence, who were suffering
from apparent stab wounds to their hands.

During the initial investigation Officers learned from the victims that the suspect, who is the 43-
year old husband of the female victim and father of the male victim, had attacked them with a
knife and was still inside the residence. Officers also learned that the suspect may also have been
suffering from a mental crisis and was possibly injured as well during his attack on the victims.
Baytown EMS was called to the scene and both victims were transported by ambulance to
Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston to be treated for their injuries.

Officers made several attempts to contact the suspect in an effort to have him surrender himself,
however those attempts were unsuccessful. As a result, Baytown Hostage Negotiation Team and
Baytown SWAT were called to the scene to continue those efforts in hopes of bringing the
situation to a peaceful conclusion. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact the suspect,
Baytown SWAT made entry into the residence, locating the suspect and taking him into custody
without any further incident.

The suspect did sustain what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries to his arms and neck
during his assault on the victims and was transported to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital to
be treated for those injuries and a psychiatric evaluation. This case is still under investigation and
charges are pending on the suspect.

Out of an abundance of caution a shelter in place was issued for the immediate area and several
roadways in the area were closed during the incident, however those restrictions have since been
lifted and all roadways in the area are open.

More information will be provided as it becomes available for release.

The Baytown Police Department urges anyone with information to contact us at 281-422-8371 or
they may leave a tip with Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-8477(TIPS).

“The Baytown Police Department is staffed by highly trained professional police officers who are
dedicated to a peaceful resolution to these high risk calls. Today our training in Crisis
Negotiations, SWAT, and Crisis Incident Team/ Mental Health came together in a combined effort
to preserve life, care for the injured and obtain the special assistance that a citizen needed. We are
thankful that this incident was brought to a peaceful conclusion.” Chief John Stringer

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