A short standoff ends in several persons arrested over the weekend on various charges.
On Saturday, 6/11/2016 just before 5:00 p.m, officers with the Commerce Police Department, responded to the Lion’s Den room number 26 in reference to a possible family violence assault that had occurred. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a woman who stated that she had been assaulted and that the man that did this had not allowed her to leave the room. While officers were speaking with the victim, the suspect closed the room door on officers and refused to allow officers to talk to him. Believing the suspect may have barricaded himself in the room, the Special Response Team was notified. Later, officers learned that the suspect fled to another family member’s room through a back exit. At the time, officers were told by onsite manager that the other room where the suspect had fled to was supposed to be vacant. While maintaining the perimeter for impending deployment of the SRT team, officers were able to make contact with and removed all the occupants of the room. The male suspect identified as 56 year old Commerce resident, Bobby Ray Bishop was found in that room and was taken into custody without incident for Unlawful Restraint. A search of the room yielded some marijuana and the 4 occupants of the room were arrested. Three women and one male were taken into custody for possession of marijuana. They were identified as 32 year old Commerce resident, Justin Ray Bishop, 62 year old Commerce resident Brenda Lou Bennett, 29 year old Commerce resident, Brooke Nicole Brashears and 39 year old Commerce resident Tanya Pippin. Justin Bishop was also arrested on an outstanding Parole Violation warrant.
During the investigation, detectives were able to determine that the night manager had lied during the investigation. He was identified as 21 year old Campbell resident Blake Joseph Snow. He was arrested for Interference with Public Duties.
Prior to being booked in at the Commerce Police Department jail, Ms. Bennett and Ms. Brashears were found to have pills hidden on their person that had not been prescribed to them. They were charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of a controlled Substance.
A small compressor and Torque wrench, located in the room where the call originated was found to have been stolen from a burglary of a motor vehicle earlier in the day. The item was seized and has been returned to the owner.
At last check, Justin Bishop is being held at the Hunt County Jail on $1000 bond for Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces and a no bond warrant for Parole Violation. Bobby Bishop is being held on a $4000 bond for Unlawful Restraint. Brenda Bennett is being held on a $15,000 for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 with over 4 grams and a $1000 bond for Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. Brooke Brashears is being held on $7,500 bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 under 1 gram, $2000 bond for Possession of Dangerous Drugs and $1000 for Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. Tanya Pippin is being held on a $1000 bond for Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. Blake Snow has been released after posting a $1,500 bond for Interference with Public Duties.