Confrontation with assault suspect ends peacefully

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas – A standoff between a man accused of assaulting a woman and Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputies ended peacefully after about 30 minutes Tuesday evening.
Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Chase Street in Garrison at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday in regards to an assault in which a woman had suffered injuries to her face.
When deputies entered the residence, they found the suspect – Larry Dean Hartsfield, 63, of Garrison – armed with a knife, which was pointing at his chest. Hartsfield was threatening to harm himself, and deputies called for backup and an ambulance to stand by. Deputies were able to de-escalate the situation, and Hartsfield was convinced to put down the knife. He was taken into custody without further incident, and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for a minor, self-inflicted injury.
The victim of the assault was examined and treated by EMS at the scene and released after her injuries were documented. After being treated for his injury, Hartsfield was booked into the Nacogdoches County jail on a third-degree felony charge of assault of a family member with a previous conviction