A Ballinger man was arrested on multiple felony charges on Tuesday after officers from Runnels County forced their way in to a residence on 13th Street.

A Ballinger man was arrested on multiple felony charges on Tuesday after officers from Runnels County forced their way in to a residence on 13th Street.

William Lynn Balcom, 37, was arrested at 800 N. 13th Street after officers forced the door open and pulled him from the residence after  brief struggle.

According to reports, a deputy witnessed Balcom walk out of the residence and knew at the time that Balcom was wanted on a felony warrant.

According to reports, the deputy stopped and Balcom ran back into the residence.

Sheriff Carl Squyres said the deputy called for backup at that time and deputies, Ballinger police and a Runnels County constable responded.

Meanwhile, the deputy attempted to get Balcom to exit the residence, but he refused. In addition, the residents of the home refused to open the door, reports show, so officers forced entry.

Balcom was found inside the residence and was arrested after a brief struggle, Squyres reported. Balcom was arrested and charged with evading arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance one gram less than four grams and possession of a controlled substance (synthetic narcotics) more than one gram, less than four grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. The original warrant was a bond forfeiture on an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He remains in custody at the Runnels County Jail on bonds totalling $72,000.