HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A Hot Springs man was taken into custody after damaging trailers, attacking family members and attacking police on May 13.
The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) have named the suspect as 46-year-old Davy Wayne Rollins.
The HSPD were originally called to the seen when Rollins was seen damaging vehicles in the mobile home park. When officers arrived, they could not locate him. They responded again around 4 a.m. in regards to domestic battery where Rollins had allegedly struck his niece and other family members with a pistol.
Officers located him outside the trailer and pursued him on foot. Rollins threatened to shoot police officers.
Patrol officers set up a perimeter and called for the SWAT team.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., the SWAT team entered the trailer and Rollins fired two shots at them. No one was injured.
Family and friends on site of the incident say there were no bullets in the house and do not believe he shot at the officers.
Following the alleged shooting, authorities made numerous attempts to contact him, including throwing in three hotboxes (phones) into the trailer. After the attempts failed, they introduced tear gas.
Rollins still did not communicate or come out so authorities deployed their Bearcat, a tactical robot made for military and law enforcement, in order to survey the trailer and see if Rollins was still inside.
They managed to make contact with Rollins and at approximately 2:45 p.m. he came out, hands raised. He was taken to jail.
The owner of the park, RC Combs, says this is the first time anything like this has happened in the 30 years he has owned the property.
Combs says the man is sick with kidney cancer and believes he "just snapped." He allegedly saw Rollins the previous day and had a conversation with him in which he appeared just fine.
Rollins now faces the charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, terroristic threatening, and domestic battery in the second degree. He has a bond set at $153.5 thousand.