APD Catches Suspect Involved in January SWAT Incident


After searching for more than a month, Abilene Police have arrested 33-year-old Elvin Hicks.

He is being held in the Taylor County Jail with a bond of $100,000 dollars. He is charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence and a Parole Violation of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Police were able to locate Hicks at the same residence where the SWAT team was called out to in January. He was arrested on February 12.

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Abilene Police are searching for a suspect who caused a SWAT team to surround his home Wednesday morning.

A press release from the department says APD dispatch received a call around 9:30 a.m. from a woman who says she was driving down N. 17th Street when her boyfriend, Elvin Hicks, 33, intentionally rammed into her, causing her to crash into a tree, according to court documents which say the victims daughter, 14, and her granddaughter, 3 months, were inside the vehicle during the crash.

Hicks fled the scene, and APD was unsure if he as in possession of a firearm due to conflicting information, and initial reports indicated two teenagers may have been with Hicks.

The SWAT team was dispatched to Hicks’ residence on the 1000 block of South Willis Street shortly after the call came in, and officer attempted to contact Hicks with no success. Crisis Negotiators arrived on scene and attempted to reach Hicks via loudspeaker, but there was still no sign of the suspect.

The victim who called police granted officers permission go inside, and once they gained entry, they discovered Hicks was not at the location. The home was deemed secure and officers learned the children in question were safe.

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