Abilene police, SWAT respond to domestic situation, 2 arrested


ABILENE, Texas - A 22-year-old Abilene man is in jail after allegedly pointing a gun at a victim and holding his common law wife and two children inside a house while negotiating with police.

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said police received the call about the person with a gun around 4:30 a.m. and went to a house in the 1300 block of Sammons Street.

Standridge said the person who called the police was able to make it out of the house and told police what happened. The victim said Julian Gonzales had his common law wife and children inside the house while also holding a gun.

Little is known about the dispute, however, the calling party told police that Gonzales' wife's father, James Saucedo, told Gonzales on the phone to "use violence to end the situation," according to Standridge.

APD SWAT and crisis negotiators worked with Gonzales for about an hour before he exited the house with his spouse and children. He was then arrested for aggravated assault and assault family violence. Nobody was reported injured from the scene.

Saucedo, 37, was arrested for interference with public duty.

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