Tuesday, January 29, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., January 29, 2013
UPDATED: Suspect arrested after 4-hour standoff at IHOP in Lewisville
The man went into the men's restroom, barricaded himself, and then climbed into the attic before police apprehended him.
LEWISVILLE A 33-year-old man was arrested at the IHOP restaurant on I-35E near Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville about 5 a.m. Tuesday after refusing for more than four hours to turn himself over to police.
Capt. Kevin Deaver of the Lewisville Police Department said police received a call from the restaurant shortly before 1 a.m. that a waitress had heard a man discussing criminal activity with two women in a booth at the restaurant.
When police arrived, the man went into the men's restroom and barricaded himself. He told police he had a weapon and for them not to try to come in. The suspect, who was later identified as David Lee Horton of Hurst, then removed some of the ceiling and went into the attic.
Deaver said the customers and staff in the restaurant were immediately evacuated. Customers and staff were not allowed back into the restaurant until after daylight Tuesday.
Deaver said both Horton and the two women were taken to the police station. He said Horton was wanted on outstanding warrants for robbery and kidnapping, and that he is also a suspect in recent robberies in Lewisville, Plano, and possibly even one that occurred Monday night in Trophy Club.
Police also determined that an F250 Ford pickup which Horton had driven to the restaurant had been stolen.
Deaver said the two women were also expected to be charged with at least one crime each for "an offense that had occurred in another jurisdiction."
UPDATE: David Lee Horton Jr., 33, was arrested early Tuesday morning after barricading himself inside a bathroom at the restaurant, Lewisville Police Capt. Kevin Deaver said. Police were called to the restaurant after an employee heard Horton and a female talking about stealing a vehicle. When police arrived, he entered the bathroom and told officers he had a firearm, Deaver said in an email. He surrendered to police about four hours later.
Horton was wanted for an aggravated robbery in the 3300 block of Dallas Parkway. During the incident, he allegedly brandished a handgun, restrained all individuals inside the business, and left with cash and electronics.
Lewisville police said he was also wanted out of Dallas County on a vehicle burglary warrant.
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