SWAT incident ends safely

July 21, 2012

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A 41-year-old Granbury man held an assault rifle to his live-in girlfriend’s head during a domestic disturbance Thursday evening, and law enforcement officials including the Hood County SWAT team waited outside the home for several hours before the man surrendered without incident at 12:30 a.m. Friday, officials said.

“We were taking all precautions, based on the accusations, before we attempted making contact,” Sheriff Roger Deeds said. “We were making plans to cover all our bases.”

The distraught 24-year-old woman was out of the residence and safe when she called 911 at 7:30 p.m., Rose said. The man, Michael Glenn Mickalson, was still in the residence in the 900 block of East Pearl Street.

“Mickalson made the victim leave and did not allow her to take her 4-year-old son with her,” Rose said. “The Hood County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team along with the Granbury Police Department, DPS troopers and Texas Rangers were called to the scene to negotiate Mickalson out of the house.”

The child was safely removed from the home and checked by paramedics, Rose said. He is in protective custody, Deeds said.

Mickalson was arrested and charged with a first-degree felony – family violence aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bonds total $110,000, and he remained in jail as of press time Friday morning.

Rose said a search warrant was executed on the residence and less than 1 gram of methamphetamine was seized, along with several firearms. Mickalson was also charged with a state jail felony charge, possession of a controlled substance, Rose said.

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