Watkins then reportedly grabbed a lug wrench out of the vehicle and began beating on the window of the deputy's patrol vehicle, unsuccessfully attempting to break the glass. There was a loaded AR-15 on the seat of the patrol vehicle, the sheriff said. The deputy reportedly fired his weapon at Watkins but apparently missed, officials said.
Watkins then led deputies on a short pursuit to the end of Cindy Lane, where deputies reportedly saw him run from the vehicle into a grove of trees. A bloodhound was used to track Watkins' scent as officers, including a special weapons and tactics teams and a helicopter descended on the area.
Once officers realized Watkins was in the home, gas was released inside the house around 7 p.m. Monday, according to Fowler. However, the gas failed to force Watkins out.
Dawn Charlene Watkins, who also goes by Dawn Charlene Pratt, was arrested on outstanding warrants issued by Carrollton police for possession of drug paraphernalia and theft under $50. She was released early Tuesday afternoon from the Parker County Jail after paying fines totaling $840.
The Texas Rangers are conducting an investigation into deputies' use of deadly force. Winford Watkins' body was reportedly transferred to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.