Yesterday, it was pretty much all you heard about in Amarillo, the standoff with police and an armed man in the Puckett residential area.  Today, Amarillo Police release the name, and photograph of the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as a Cameron Mitchell Denton, age 27, of Amarillo.  He was booked into the Randall County jail on burglary of a habitation and criminal trespassing charges.

Official release from APD reads as follows:

Wednesday April 24th, 2013 :: 09:22 a.m. CDT


The suspect has been identified as a Cameron Mitchell Denton W/M 27 of Amarillo. Denton was booked into Randall County on a charged Burglary of Habitation and Criminal Trespass. A handgun was recovered from the scene on Carlton that did not belong to the homeowner. The string of incidents (burglary & stolen auto) remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.

Original Release:
Community: Amarillo man taken into custody after early morning At 10:07am, officers were sent to 3512 Danbury on a suspicious male attempting to gain entry into residences in the neighborhood. At 10:13am and 10:14am additional similar calls were received in the same block. At 10:19am, a residential burglar alarm call was received at 3519 Danbury. While offices were responding, Randall County SO and DPS officers who were in the area assisted. A RCSO Deputy observed a male subject wearing a blue toboggan running north in the 3500 block of Danbury/Carlton alley. While officers were responding additional officers were responding to another residential burglary at 3505 Edgewood where a homeowner caught an unknown male subject inside their residence. The suspect was able to leave the residence before offices arrived. During the investigation on the burglary on Edgewood, officers located a stolen 2004 Mazda Miata in the driveway. The Mazda was stolen in a residential burglary at 5509 Floyd earlier this morning. Police are also investigating another residential burglary that was reported at 6016 Dreyfuss at 9:34am this morning where a handgun was stolen.
As officers began to close in on the suspect in the alley between Danbury and Carlton, the suspect went into the backyard at 3510 Carlton and forced entry into the rear of the residence. Offices set up a perimeter and secured the area. The suspect was seen by several officers inside the residence and armed with a handgun of some type. At 11:02am after securing the area, SWAT and APD negotiators were called to assist. For several hours, negotiators attempted to make contact with the suspect. SWAT officers deployed tear gas inside the residence in an attempt to force the subject to come outside. Due to the knowledge that the suspect was armed and that additional firearms were inside the residence, officers did not make entry for “officer’s safety”.
At 5:04pm, the suspect finally exited the house, unarmed and was taken into custody. He was taken to the Police Department for questioning. He is only described as a W/M 27 and his name and description of charges will be released when he is booked into jail.
For full details, view this message on the web.

The reason he appears to be either high as hell or crying is probably due to the tear gas that was fired into the home in an attempt to bring out the suspect.  He finally surrendered around 7:00pm yesterday evening.


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