Police in Red Oak have filed additional charges against a man involved in a stand-off early Sunday morning. Officials say 35-year old Tyler Gregory Jennings, of Red Oak, now faces charges of Indecent Exposure and Assault with the Intent to Commit Sexual Assault.
The charges stem from an incident which happened late Saturday night. Jennings was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond for the most recent charges. He also faces a felony Burglary in the 1st degree charge, and an aggravated misdemeanor charge of Domestic Abuse causing injury.
The latter charges stem from an incident that began at around 2:47-a.m., Sunday, when officers with the Red Oak P-D were called to the 500 block of north 6th Street in Red Oak. Upon their arrival, officers learned Jennings had allegedly assaulted 28-year old Megan Ann Purcell, of Red Oak, and forced his way into her residence. Purcell was checked by Red Oak Fire and Rescue personnel and later examined at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Following their initial contact with Purcell, officers tried to make contact with Jennings. When they located him at his home in the 600 block of east Reed Street, Jennings told officers he would not leave the house and would defend his property from any unlawful entry by law enforcement. He said also he would not comply with officers until they obtained a search warrant. In addition, he informed officers that he had been the victim of a burglary where two unidentified assailants forced their way into his home and assaulted him.
Officers obtained a warrant issued by a judicial magistrate and began a dialogue that included Jennings and one of his relatives. Jennings left his home and was taken into custody without incident, at around 4:30-a.m.