BELLVILLE, Texas – A SWAT standoff came to an end early Wednesday after police said three suspects were taken into custody inside a Brookeshire Brothers grocery store in Bellville.
The Bellville Police Department said an alarm was triggered in the 700-block of South Front Street just before 3 a.m. The alarm company monitoring the store’s video feed told police that three men, possibly armed with a gun, were walking around inside.
A SWAT team made entry around 4:30 a.m. and took all three men into custody. It was later determined they did not have a gun.
Police said one of the men became sick from some cough syrup he consumed in the store’s pharmacy, and he was sent to the hospital as a precaution.
Bellville officials later identified the suspects as Darion Williams, Shawn Powers, and Terry Bell. They're all said to be from the Houston area.
Police said the trio used crow bars and sledge hammers to break in. They were possibly going after the store’s safe.
The resulting cleanup and investigation caused the store's opening to be delayed by a couple hours Wednesday morning.
Bellville is located in Austin County, about 60 miles northwest of Houston.