Man suspected of shooting at police arrested after standoff in Hot Springs

Authorities on the scene of a standoff in Hot Springs (Photo:KATV)

A man accused of shooting at police during a 10-hour standoff at a mobile home in Hot Springs was arrested Sunday afternoon.

Police identified the man as Davy Wayne Rollins, 46.

The arrest ended a standoff that began about 4 a.m. when officers were called to a domestic disturbance at 1870 E. Grand Avenue, just off U.S. 70 on the city's east side. Hot Springs police spokesman Cpl. Kirk Zaner said officers went to the home after Rollins struck his father-in-law and niece with a pistol. When officers arrived, Rollins reportedly ran away and threatened to shoot them. He then ran back to the home and barricaded himself inside alone, according to police.

Police evacuated the surrounding area after Collins refused to leave the home and surrender, according to the department. Zaner said that about 5:30 a.m., tactical officers fired tear gas into the home after numerous attempts to speak with Collins were met with silence.

Police said that at 7:30 a.m., officers tried to enter the residence through the front door and Collins fired two shots at them. The officers retreated and fired more tear gas into the home. Arkansas State Police were then called to the scene.

Efforts to speak to Rollins continued. After again ordering Rollins to leave the home, he surrendered about 2:30 p.m.

No officers were injured.

Zaner said Rollins faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, terroristic threatening and second-degree battery. Zaner said the aggravated assault charge could be upgraded to attempted murder.

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