MONROE COUNTY, Miss.–It took six hours and a SWAT team, but Steven Brantley, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and his partner David Little, finally gave up Wednesday afternoon. They had been holed up in a house in a rural part of the county after the sheriff says his department was making moves to take down their meth operation.
Sheriff Cecil Cantrell also told WCBI the men raped a woman in the house and she had to go to the hospital in Tupelo.
The standoff ended shortly before 6 p.m.
Cantrell told the TV station that his deputies were able to make an undercover buy Wednesday morning from a woman he believed was employed by Brantley. He said Brantley has been under investigation for about six months, and was trafficking in a very pure form of meth, made in Texas.
He said deputies tried to pull the woman over, but she would not stop. She made it to the house where the standoff happened, and they got her out of her car. That’s when she told them the men had over a gallon of ICE, or pure meth, in the house.
They also had AK47s, said the sheriff.
After six hours, and with help from the Highway Patrol SWAT unit, the men gave up and are now facing several charges.