Site of 2013 Standoff Facing Possible Demolition

Site of 2013 Standoff Facing Possible Demolition

A business that also served as a home that caught the media’s attention last January after a police standoff has now been condemned and may be demolished.
A business that also served as a home that caught the media’s attention last January after a police standoff has now been condemned and may be demolished.

Big Momma's Cafe Bar in Colorado City has been condemned and will be considered for demolition this month.

The home / business was the scene of an over 10 hour standoff with police after three men barricaded themselves inside following a high-speed chase along I-20 into Mitchell County.

A Texas Highway Patrol Trooper had stopped the vehicle for speeding over 100 miles an hour while traveling east near the Mitchell - Howard County line on Interstate 20. As the Trooper approached the vehicle, the driver stepped out and began shooting, then sped off. The trooper eventually lost site of the vehicle which was later found abandoned near the community of Loraine in eastern Mitchell County.

Later that afternoon, a citizen called law enforcement when three males arrived at a house in southeast Colorado City.

Law Enforcement officials went to investigate the tip and found the three to be hiding and barricaded in the house. Just after midnight, SWAT officials used grenades to break in through the wall of the home, and arrested the suspects.

A drug-related arrest fallowing drugs and drug paraphernalia found in the home in early December of this year lead to a call to code enforcement personnel to come inspect the premises.

Among other code violations, the home was found to be a fire hazard, and was considered not structurally sound following a failure to make repairs after the standoff last January.

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