Three-hour standoff in Assumption ends with arrest

Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Pierre Part man Tuesday night after gunshots were fired from his home and the man refused to allow deputies inside his residence, the Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.

Hostage negotiators convinced David Hebert, 29, 461 Shell Beach Road, Pierre Part, to allow deputies inside about 9 p.m., following a three-hour standoff, Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.

Hebert was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center in Napoleonville with counts of resisting an officer and illegal use of weapons, Waguespack said in a news release.

Deputies were called at about 6 p.m. after a neighbor heard two gunshots fired from the home, the sheriff said.

When deputies arrived, they could see Hebert and his infant child lying on a bed and Hebert’s girlfriend on the floor.

None of the people in the home were moving or responding to deputies inquires.

Deputies later heard movement inside the home but the SWAT team was called out, Waguespack said.

Team members tried several times to approach the rear of the home, but Hebert shouted for them to stay away from the door. Negotiators eventually convinced him to let them in, Waguespack said.

Once team members were inside, they found Hebert, his girlfriend and the baby unharmed.

At first, though, Hebert refused to allow his girlfriend and the 8-week-old to leave. Deputies told him he was under arrest and he was taken into custody after a brief struggle, Waguespack said.

Hebert’s bail had not been set as of mid-morning Wednesday.