Standoff with police lasts hours in Kermit

Mug Courtesy: Winkler County Jail (Bryan Adam Cummings, 33)

KERMIT -- Kermit Police and the Odessa SWAT Team were involved in a standoff that lasted several hours on Friday evening.

33-year-old Bryan Adam Cummings is in prison Saturday after he pointed a gun at his step mother, later firing rounds through the house.

According to Kermit Police Chief Jamie Dutton, police officers were called out after Cummings pointed a gun at his step mother.

This occurred Friday night at 11:30 p.m at 529 South Ash.

After police arrived Cummings ran through the house firing off a round that went through the garage.

He then barricaded himself in a bedroom firing off two more rounds.

This is when Kermit Police called the Odessa SWAT Team.

The stand off lasted until 7:30 a.m. when the SWAT Team had to enter by force, using flash bangs, and tear gas in an attempt to get Cummings to surrender.

After this, Cummings surrendered, no one was injured in the incident.

Cummings had just moved to Kermit a few months ago after he was released from prison on parole from a first degree murder in 2006 in San Saba County.

He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct, and, with felon in possession of a fire arm which is a federal charge.

No word on what caused the altercation.

The investigation is ongoing.