Man arrested after shooting at Parker County deputies

A man was arrested Saturday after shooting at Parker County Sheriff’s deputies.
According to Parker County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Allen Dewayne Thomas, 47, of Weatherford, Texas called the communications center shortly before 6:30 a.m. He threatened that if deputies did not respond to his location, he would shoot. He then claimed to have shot two people near his property and two others were loose.

“This appears to be a deliberate act, where our deputies were called into an ambush in a violent attempt to take the lives of our law enforcement officers,” Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said.

When the deputies arrived, Thomas fired a rifle at them, striking a patrol vehicle three times.

After a two-hour standoff, he was taken into custody. He faces a charge of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

No officers were injured during the incident.