Man sought in SWAT standoff now back on the street

Larry Drummer Jr. allowed to post $75,000 bond

Author: Katrina Webber, Reporter,
Published On: Feb 04 2013 04:00:18 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 04 2013 04:41:40 PM CST

Larry Drummer Jr. 26, the man who was the subject of a SWAT standoff at a northeast side apartment complex last Friday, has been released from jail.

Records show he posted a $75,000 bond and was released Sunday.

On Friday afternoon, SWAT officers stormed an apartment building in the 3900 block of Thousand Oaks Drive and released tear gas into the apartment where Drummer lives.

According to an arrest affidavit, San Antonio police had received information that he was the man who robbed a Chase bank near Loop 410 and Blanco Road earlier that day.

The affidavit stated that Drummer is also a suspect in three other bank robberies.

Although police found a car which they said was used in the Chase bank robbery, they did not find Drummer in the home.

However, he was arrested the following day on one charge of aggravated robbery.

He was set free after paying the standard bond amount for that type of charge.

Calls to the Magistrate’s office Monday morning for more information yielded no answers as to why Drummer’s bond was not set higher, given the SWAT incident and his criminal history, which includes more than a half-dozen prior arrests.

It also turns out that Drummer is related to another man who has been in the news in recent years.

A relative confirmed Monday morning that he is the son of Larry Drummer Sr., 60, arrested in 2010 on a theft charge.

The elder Drummer (pictured below) is currently serving a six-year prison sentence in connection with a so called “pigeon drop” scheme.

The crimes, which involved mostly elderly victims, took the life savings of several people, according to a warrant related to his arrest.

Larry Drummer Sr. also has a lengthy criminal record, including a 1974 arrest for voluntary manslaughter.