At approximately 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, multiple law enforcement agencies, including SWAT, responded to a Lavaca residence on Highway 255.
A male subject, later identified as James Seaton of Lavaca, had reportedly barricaded himself in a vehicle with weapons at the home of Police Chief Randy Toon. A short time later, Seaton was taken into custody and transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center.
“It was a very stressful situation for both me and my family,” stated Lavaca Police Chief Randy Toon. “I was pleased with the outcome, no one was seriously injured. I am extremely grateful for the agencies and officers who showed up to assist with this situation, as well as the overwhelming support from the community. I am just so thankful that everyone was safe.”
Seaton remains at the SCADC without bond. He was charged with felony aggravated assault with a firearm, refusal to submit to arrest, and battery in the third degree.