The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office said two people were arrested Monday evening after barricading themselves inside a home for more than three hours.


Capt. Sarah Bigham said at approximately 5 p.m. Monday, a GCSO deputy was dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Denison Drive in the Preston Shores area, after receiving a report of a man and woman engaged in a domestic dispute outside the residence. Bigham said the 28-year-old man and the 30-year-old woman ran back inside when the deputy arrived and did not respond to the officer’s verbal commands to exit the home, prompting a call for additional officers from the Sherman and Pottsboro police departments.


“They tried reaching them on the loudspeaker, but it didn’t work, so they were able to get a phone into them, which we use for these types of situations,” Bigham said.


The GCSO captain said after the pair failed to respond with the phone, Sherman Police and Grayson County’s Special Response Team deployed non-lethal irritants inside the home at approximately 8:30 p.m. to force the man and woman outside.


“They used pepper spray gas or vapor to get them out of the house,” Bigham said. “It encourages someone to leave, without having to endanger the officers or the person they’re trying to get out of the house.”


Bigham said the man was taken into custody and charged with a host of offenses stemming from the initial domestic dispute and his arrest, including assault causing bodily injury by impeding breath, unlawful restraint, resisting arrest and assault causing bodily injury. The woman was arrested on an unrelated, outstanding felony warrant, Bigham said, for credit card or debit card abuse.


No other injuries were reported. Bigham said the sheriff’s office was pleased with the resolution to the standoff.