A 30-year-old Edmond man was arrested early Thursday on at least one felony complaint, after he allegedly stabbed another man and held police at bay for five hours.
Tyler Cole Smith faces an assault with a deadly weapon complaint and was set to be transported to Oklahoma County Jail late Thursday. Smith stands accused of stabbing Christopher Hampton, 40, twice in the chest and once each in the back and arm early Thursday. Hampton was taken by ambulance to OU Medical Center-Presbyterian for treatment and is listed in stable condition, officials said.
Police were first told of a problem at 2:45 a.m., when an Oak Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park resident called 911, Edmond Police Department spokesperson Jenny Monroe said. The unidentified person told dispatchers Hampton had come to his home seeking help after being stabbed in the 600 block of Vista Lane.
When police responded to the scene, they allegedly found Smith in a mobile home with an unnamed woman and her child, who both resided there. After attempts to communicate with Smith failed, officers called in its negotiating and SWAT teams, as well as a rescue vehicle.
“During the standoff, we were told by neighbors a woman and child lived at the home,” Monroe said. “We used the PA system on the rescue vehicle to try to contact the suspect several times, and he refused to respond.”
Monroe said after a judge signed off on a search warrant for the home and arrest warrant for the suspect, officers used the rescue vehicle to smash in the front door. Smith surrendered without incident; the mother and child were not harmed, she said.
According to Oklahoma State Court Network, Smith has been charged with several criminal offenses, most recently in April. That case, which is pending, involved felony charges for possession of methamphetamine and valium.