A Canyon Lake man is being held for criminal mischief after allegedly causing thousands of dollars in damage to a hotel room at Comfort Suites, 104 Interstate 35 North.
Reggie David Vine, 32, was arrested early Tuesday afternoon when Hays County SWAT forcibly entered the room following a five-hour impasse between the suspect and officers. Hays County SWAT is composed of officers from the Hays County sheriff’s office and the San Marcos, Texas State University and Buda police departments.
At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, hotel management called San Marcos police about an unruly guest who had caused major damage to a hotel room, said Melissa Millecam, the city’s spokesperson. When officer Kathryn Gibson encountered Vine at the hotel, he barricaded himself in a different hotel room.
SWAT and the Hays County Crisis Negotiation team responded to the hotel at about 9:30 a.m. and the hotel was evacuated. After Vine broke off communication with law enforcement, SWAT entered the room and extracted Vine shortly after 1 p.m. Vine suffered minor injuries in the episode, Millecam said.
Vine is charged with criminal mischief causing between $1,500 an $20,000 in property damage, a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in county jail if he is convicted. He is also being held on a felony arrest warrant for evading arrest or detention out of Tarrant County.
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