1 arrested, 6 detained after authorities discover cache of ammo, possible explosives at Liberty Co. residence

Joseph Brunson was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

March 22, 2012 4:10:59 PM PDT
We have new information on what led investigators into a standoff in Liberty County.

Sheriff's deputies arrested one man and seized a large amount of ammunition after a standoff Wednesday in Liberty County.

It happened as deputies were investigating a missing persons case at a mobile home on County Road 2134 near Farm Road 787.

The sheriff's office is now confirming they were pursuing a person of interest in the disappearance of Mark Rhineburger. He was last seen in Crosby on February 15. Right now, investigators say a person of interest was questioned, but not arrested, and the case remains open.

One arrest as made at the scene on Wednesday night. Joseph Brunson was taken into custody on outstanding warrants. But it took several hours for negotiators to convince six others in that house to come outside.

Detectives say they called ATF agents to the scene when they discovered a large amount of ammunition in the home. Because all the men in the home are convicted felons, it is illegal for them to have that ammunition.

Investigators say they were also concerned after finding materials for making explosives. Deputies recently arrested someone else on this same street

Deputies say the arsenal of weapons and ammunition in found inside the trailer are under investigation.


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