WFPD SWAT serves arrest warrant after hours-long standoff

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls man is behind bars after a family disturbance call turned to a hostage situation.

Sister of the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, Angel Ayala, said the suspect has a history of violence.

“When she met him we knew he had this issue,” Ayala said. “He had just got out of prison for going through certain situations like this.”

The suspect was identified as Roshaun Moore, 28, and Angel said he was holding her sister, Gabriella Ayala, hostage. Around 5:45 Monday evening, Wichita Falls police officers responded to a call at the 2800 block of Featherston Ave. in reference to a family disturbance.

“Officers arrived on scene it appeared we had a suspect inside,” Public Information Officer Jeff Hughes said. “The call was basically a continuous violence against a family type of call. We had two females that were inside. It’s possible that they weren’t being allowed to leave from the residents. Officers did make contact at the residents that two females were able to get out.”

After about six hours since arriving on scene, WFPD officials were able to get Moore into custody.

“Our tactical unit did show up,” Hughes said. “Our SWAT team showed up, negotiators showed up and just after 11:30 tonight our SWAT team was able to serve a search and arrest warrant on the suspect and we do have one in custody at this time.”

Angel said Moore has a long history of miss treating her sister.

“We’ve only known him for about a year now,” Angel said. “I mean, we met him through a group of friends we know and he just was bad news from the get-go. I mean, since the beginning when we met him he’s been abusive. He’s always put his hands on my sister. He’s always been an issue.”

Now she hopes this incident will be the final straw.

“He always reeled her back in and hopefully she learned this time,” Angel said. “You know, this time it was something a bigger situation. Something that was very very different from what she experienced. So hopefully she learns from it.”

Moore was transported to jail and charged with assault family violence with previous convictions. Moore has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2008, including drug and assault charges.

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