MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A man accused of escaping his home during an hours-long standoff in Mission was arraigned Thursday.
Mark Hector Mena was charged with aggravated assault and issued a bond of $100,000. A judge also placed a protective order against Mena for 91 days.
Under the protective order, Mena cannot have any contact with his family, possess a firearm, and go within 200 yards of the residence, work or school of the protected individuals.
Mena was found Wednesday evening by the Mission Police Department after barricading himself inside his home earlier that day.
Mena was not found in the home when police entered, leading to a manhunt.
The dispute began around 6 a.m. when Mission police received a domestic violence call from Mena’s son. Mena was accused of hitting his wife multiple times.
Mission Police Chief Cesar Torres said the incident occurred at the 2700 block of Santa Olivia Street after Mena’s wife went to the hospital for her injuries.
While at the hospital, the woman told police her husband threatened to kill family and officers if they went into the home, Torres said.
Witnesses told police they saw Mena in the home.
Police said they did not want to charge the home and wanted to resolve the matter peacefully. After several hours of negotiating, a robot was sent into the home around noon.