Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 3000 block of South U.S. Highway 77, south of Rockdale, early Friday afternoon in reference to a man who had discharged a gun outside his residence and then locked himself inside his bathroom closet.
Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Morgan was first on the scene and was able to communicate briefly with the 64 year old man who was identified as Elmer Weller.
Mr. Weller demanded that he be left alone and refused to come out of the bathroom.
Sheriff Greene and several other deputies aided by Texas Highway Patrol Trooper David Yarborough secured the area, and continued to try and negotiate with the man. After almost two hours Mr. Weller finally began to talk through the door to Sheriff Greene.
He surrendered to Sheriff Greene shortly thereafter and was transported to Scott and White for a mental evaluation.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.