Trinity Co Man Arrested for Holding Ex-Wife, Step-Daughter Hostage

Trinity County An 81-year-old Trinity County man is in police custody tonight after investigators say he held his ex-wife and step daughter captive for several hours Friday morning.

Elmo Nelms is also accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife and himself.

Investigators say they got a call for help around 7 Friday morning.

Walker County SWAT, Texas Rangers and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office responded to the home on Darryl Hall Road.

Swat members were able to sneak Nelm's ex-wife and stepdaughter out of a bedroom window after they barricaded themselves inside the room.

Soon after Nelms peacefully surrendered to authorities.

Investigators say the situation came to an end around noon.


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