Tye Police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants after finding him in an attic

After an intensive search, the man was found in the attic of the house and was hiding under the insulation. He was dropped off at gunpoint and tried to attack an officer.

TYE, Texas – A man with multiple arrest warrants was arrested Wednesday after officers and MPs from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office looked for him in a house on Coke Street.

According to a statement from Tye PD, the TPD received a call around 6 p.m. on Wednesday that William Ryan Pierce, a person known to the department, was at his home at 217 Coke St.

The responding officers knew that Pierce had several arrest warrants. When they got to the house, officers made several attempts to get Pierce out of the house. He didn’t stick to it.

Several MPs from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded and helped set up a perimeter around the house. A Tye officer tried to persuade Pierce to leave the house and even tried to reach him by phone, but was unsuccessful.

Taylor County Sheriff Ricky Bishop responded to the location. The Tye police wrote a search warrant for the house, and the message said Bishop called his special operations team.

With the warrant in hand, the teams announced they would enter, but Pierce still didn’t respond. After an intensive search, Pierce was found in the attic of the house, which was hiding under the insulation.

He was taken from the attic at gunpoint and attempted to attack an officer while he was in custody. Pierce suffered minor injuries while being removed from the attic and was rushed to a local hospital and evacuated.

Tye PD then took Pierce to Taylor County Jail, where he was charged with a second degree felony charge and parole violation for manufacture and delivery with warrants.

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