PALESTINE, Texas (March 8, 2023)-One Suspect is in jail following a twelve-hour standoff with law enforcement that began early Wednesday morning.
Just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of W. Louisiana in reference to a reported domestic disturbance. A female at the address was reported to have been assaulted by a male inside of the residence.
After arriving on scene, an adult female exited the residence and was transported to the PRMC ER by EMS for medical treatment. Officers then learned that a 3 year-old female was still inside of the residence.
Officers made verbal contact with the suspect through the door, who made numerous threats to shoot Officers if they did not leave. Officers were able to identify the suspect as Adrian James Paramore, 31, of Palestine. Paramore would eventually place the child outside of the front door of the residence before retreating back inside.
A short time later, Paramore pointed a handgun at Officers through a window. Paramore made it known to Officers that he had multiple handguns and rifles inside of the residence. Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Paramore and a search warrant for the residence. The warrants were issued by 369th State District Judge Michael Davis. Negotiators were able to make contact with Paramore via telephone, who continued to make threats and refused to exit the residence.
Just before 2:00 p.m., Paramore made it known that he wanted to surrender. Paramore exited the residence and was taken into custody a short time later. Detectives recovered multiple firearms from the residence.
Paramore was transported to the Anderson County Jail and booked in on the following charges:
• Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant
• Assault Causes Bodily Injury-Family Violence
• Interfere with Emergency Request for Assistance
• Terroristic Threat of Family/Household
The Palestine Police Department was assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Palestine Fire Department and Palestine Regional EMS.