A two-hour search in Southmayd ended in an arrest for aggravated kidnapping, terroristic threats and other charges Tuesday evening. The search involved members of multiple law enforcement agencies, a helicopter and a K-9 unit.


Southmayd Police Chief Chad McKee said his officers were initially called to a residence in the 500 block of Wendy Lane at around 7 p.m. Tuesday following a report of assault. Once officers arrived, the suspect, Stacy Williams, 47, of Oklahoma, fled the scene by foot.


The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Sherman Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety joined in the search and located Williams near Elliott Road and Katy Rose Lane in Southmayd at around 9:45 p.m.


McKee attributed the scale of the search to the combination of the assault and the terroristic threats that Williams allegedly made during the incident. McKee said witnesses told police that Williams planned to kill a family and then have law enforcement kill him.


“That is really what we wanted him for,” McKee said.


McKee said the suspect demanded money from the family, but said other details of the case and motive are still pending investigation.


Williams was booked into the Grayson County Jail and faces charges of assault causing bodily injury — family violence, robbery, terroristic threats and aggravated kidnapping. McKee said a total of $44,000 bond was set of Williams. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday whether Williams had appoint an attorney to represent him.