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Vidor man charged with aggravated assault, family violence after alleged armed assault on wife

At the time of the attack, there were four small children, one of whom was on a ventilator, and a nurse that was treating the ventilated child in the house.

VIDOR, Texas — A 28-year-old Vidor man was charged with aggravated assault and family violence Sunday, July 4.

Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call in reference to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Heritage, Sunday, July 4, at 3:31 p.m.

According to officials, the caller said that she and her husband were in an altercation when he assaulted her and threatened her with a firearm.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Henry Allen Barnhart.

The caller also told the dispatcher that in the house, there were four small children and a nurse that was treating one of children, who was on a ventilator.

Dispatch was able to get the wife and 6-month-old baby to leave the residence followed by the nurse and the child on the ventilator.

Officers responded to the scene and staged around the residence.

After multiple failed attempts were made to contact Barnhart, the Orange County Sherriff's Office SWAT team was activated and called to the scene.

At approximately 6:37 a.m., Barnhart exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

Barnhart was charged with aggravated assault and family violence.

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From a Vidor Police Department media release:

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at approximately 3:31 AM, the Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call, in reference to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Heritage, Vidor, Texas. The caller advised that she and her husband were in an altercation in which she was assaulted, and he was threatening her with a firearm. Officers responded to the scene and staged around the residence. The caller informed the dispatcher that besides her husband there were 4 small children and a nurse that was treating one of the children that was on a vent. Dispatch was able to get the wife and 6-month-old baby to leave the residence followed by the nurse and child on the vent.

Multiple attempts were made to contact the subject inside the residence via phone and over the patrol car loudspeaker. The subject would not make contact with law enforcement. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was activated and called to the scene. SWAT team members deployed. At approximately 6:37 AM, the subject exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect is identified as:

Henry Allen Barnhart   Age: 28 Charge: Aggravated Assault / Family Violence