ARLINGTON - Police in Arlington said a standoff with a man holding his girlfriend hostage began with a 911 call alerting them to a woman yelling for help in the front lawn of a home in the 2500 block of Windy Pine Ln.
The standoff began early Friday morning after the Arlington Police Department received a 911 call at about 1 a.m. from a neighbor. According to Sgt. Christopher Cook, an Arlington Police Department spokesman, the caller told police she saw a woman standing in the lawn of a neighboring home yelling and pleading for someone to call police.
Around that same time, the Pantego Police Department also received a 911 call from a separate caller who said she had just left the same home where the other caller reported seeing the woman. She told police a woman had been assaulted inside the residence and asked for police help.
Both departments responded and arrived to the scene to find Corey Allen Black, 27, holding his girlfriend hostage inside their home, Cook said.
Nearby homes were evacuated as SWAT crews worked at a staging area near the scene.
The standoff ended over four hours later at about 8 a.m. with police forcing their way into the home and using a Taser on a noncompliant Black, police said. Black allegedly choked the woman, who was reported to be OK.
In a statement released later in the day, Arlington police said Black faces charges of unlawful restraint, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and family violence assault.