Friendswood man arrested following standoff
A Friendswood man is in custody following a standoff on Oak Vista Drive Sunday.
Friendswood Police say they were called to a home in the 300 block of Oak Vista Drive just after 4 a.m Sunday by a neighbor who reported hearing a woman screaming.
While responding to the call, Friendswood patrol officers say they saw a woman running in the street yelling for help. The woman told police she had been in an argument with Phillip Avery Burgess, 34, inside the Oak Vista home and that he had refused to let her leave.
The woman says Burgess stopped her from opening the door several times before she was eventually able to escape. The woman told police that Burgess followed her outside and then tackled her in the driveway. She says she was eventually able to free herself from Burgess and flag down police for help.
Investigators say the woman received minor injuries to her leg during the incident.
When Friendswood officers went to the Oak Vista Drive home, they say Burgess refused to come outside. Police surrounded the home and were able to talk the 34-year-old into surrendering just before 7 a.m. While being handcuffed, Burgess allegedly struggled with officers but was quickly subdued and arrested.
Officers transported Burgess to the Friendswood City Jail where he is being held on a charge of felony assault causing bodily injury – family violence, misdemeanor unlawful restraint and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He is being held on a $22,500 bond while awaiting a transfer to the Galveston County Jail.
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