SWAT Responds to Sterling Drive Monday Night

Date: December , 2014, 20:15
Location: 3400 Sterling Drive
Offense: Assault
Case Number: 1214010117

The Corpus Christi Police SWAT Team responded to a call for a possible barricaded violent assault suspect on th 3400 block of Sterling Drive Monday night.

A 29-year-old woman asked for help from a resident of the 3500 block of Sterling Drive at 8:16pm Monday night after she was injured in an assault. Corpus Christi Police arrived and the 29-year-old woman explained that the man who injured her was not present, but may be at a home with a young child on the 3400 block of Sterling Drive and has access to firearms.

The 29-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for treatment for her injuries. Officers went to the 3400 block of Sterling Drive and found the suspects vehicle in the driveway. Officers also found the child, unharmed, and the Officers brought the child to safety and to someone who could care for the child.

Officers requested a response from SWAT and the Hostage Negotiation Team in order to establish safe contact with the suspect. The 3400 block of Sterling was closed to traffic from about 10:15pm until about 12:30am when the SWAT team determined the suspect was not in the home.

Corpus Christi Police Continue to search for the suspect at the time of this report. The 29-year-old woman told Officers she is familiar with her attacker and described him as a 32-year-old male about 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 128 pounds. The name of the suspect will be made public if a warrant for his arrest is obtained or he is arrested.

Anyone who is in a violent relationship should contact local police and report each incident. Resources are available within the community in abundance which can help those in a violent relationship before injuries and property damage gets worse. Early intervention is the best chance to reduce injuries from a violent relationship. More information is available at 886-2600 by asking to speak to a crime victims advocate.