Dallas Voice has learned the identity of the man who was arrested at The Springs apartments Monday, Oct. 2, after a stand-off with police:
Richard Ernest Roan, a 63-year-old white man, remains in the Dallas County jail on a charge of deadly conduct/discharging a firearm. Bond has been set at $25,000.
Public records indicate that Roan lived at The Springs, 4810 Cedar Springs Road. Prior to Monday, he had no criminal record that Dallas Voice was able to find.
Officers responded to a call for police at the apartment complex shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, according to a statement released Monday. When they arrived, they heard shots being fired from inside the apartment, so they retreated and called for SWAT. SWAT took over the scene, and closed down a section of Cedar Springs in front of the complex.
Roan was eventually taken into custody “without incident,” and without anyone being injured some four hours later, at 9:10 a.m.
Dallas Eagle manager Adam Lynn said he used to live across the hall from Roan at The Springs.
“I always thought he was an odd duck,” Lynn said. “Not very friendly when you would see him out walking his dog. Seemed to be very much a loner.”
— Tammye Nash