Cherokee County Sheriff releases identity of man arrested following standoff

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UPDATE: Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson told KETK that a standoff happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 1207 in the Moon City community.

Officials arrived with secure warrants for the arrest of Mark Duran on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member and felony possession of a firearm.

When the authorities attempted to make the arrest, Duran barricaded himself inside. Duran suffered minor injuries from attempting to break windows to escape. The standoff ended around 7 p.m. after officials took the necessary actions to arrest Duran. He is now in custody.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Cherokee County officials are currently on scene of a barricaded person in the Moon City area.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Nacogdoches SWAT is assisting and there is no threat to the public at this time.

Officials are advising the public to stay clear of this area.

KETK has a crew en route to the scene and will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information.

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