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Man arrested after allegedly breaking home's windows, throwing bricks at deputy

Man arrested after allegedly breaking home's windows, throwing bricks at deputy

February 13th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News
Martel McCreery

A 52-year-old Miller County man was arrested last week after he allegedly broke out the windows of a home and threw bricks at a deputy responding to the disturbance, according to the sheriff's office.

About 5:41 p.m. Thursday, Miller County deputies responded to a 911 disturbance call on County Road 32.

The first deputy on scene, Investigator Thomas Whitt, encountered Martel McCreery, 52, of Miller County kicking on the front door of a residence, a sheriff's office press release states.

"McCreery had apparently become enraged and had broken out multiple windows of the residence. McCreery ignored Investigator Whitt's lawful commands to step down off the front porch of the residence, and instead began throwing bricks at the deputy," Chief Deputy Mark Lewis said in the news release.

The suspect allegedly pulled a knife and moved aggressively toward Whitt, who then struck McCreery with two rounds from his JPX less-lethal pepper gun. Whitt disarmed and subdued McCreery and arrested him without further use of force, Lewis said.

McCreery was taken by other deputies to Miller County Detention Center, where he was booked on charges of aggravated assault and first-degree criminal mischief. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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