ARMED STAND OFF ENDS IN ARREST
On Tuesday, 09/15/2020, at approximately 3:16 PM, deputies of the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office were serving felony arrest warrants in the 700 Block of Cactus Lane. Deputies entered a trailer house in which the suspect, identified as Dusty Lee Large was believed to be occupying. As the deputies made entrance the suspect brandished a firearm in a threatening manner toward the deputies. In response to the threat, one deputy discharged a firearm toward the suspect who retreated further into the home and barricaded himself in the residence. A standoff ensued in which the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Rangers, and the San Angelo Police Department established a perimeter and initiated negotiations with the suspect. Neighbors in the area were asked to evacuate for safety. The suspect was observed several times in the standoff to be in possession of what appeared to be a firearm. After initial negotiations between the suspect and TGSO and DPS negotiations, the SAPD SWAT team assumed the lead in the negotiations which lasted approximately a total three hours and thirty nine minutes. At approximately 6:55 PM, the suspect walked out of the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
Dusty Lee Large was booked into the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office Jail on charges of Convicted Felon in Possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and two counts of Aggravated Assault against a Peace Officer.
There is no current threat in the vicinity of the incident at this time. Residents may return at their convenience to their homes.
The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office would like to thank our law enforcement partners in the dedicated efforts which produced the safe apprehension of this dangerous criminal.