CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Crockett Police officers arrested a 21-year-old Houston man on a felony deadly conduct charge after he allegedly fired a pistol in the direction of a group of people that he had been arguing with Sunday.
Keithlynn Germaine Williams is still being held in the Houston County Jail on a third-degree felony deadly conduct charge. No bail information was available Tuesday.
According to a press release, Crockett Police officers were dispatched to the Lewis Circle Apartment complex Sunday. While they were leaving that call, the officers heard three to five gunshots coming from an area just south of where they were located.
The officers drove toward the sound of the gunshots in an attempt to locate the person responsible. During that time, the Houston County dispatcher notified them that there had been several 911 calls about the gunshots.
"Witnesses gave officers a description of the suspect and a direction of travel after he fled the area," the press release stated. "Officers observed a male subject on Painter Street at Cedar Street matching the description given by witnesses."
When the officers tried to make contact with Williams, he allegedly fled on foot. They caught him after a brief foot chase.
During the course of their investigation, the officers learned that Williams fired a pistol several times in the direction of a group of people that he had been arguing with earlier that night.
"The Crockett Police Department would like to thank the Houston County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance during this incident," the press release stated. "We would also like to thank the eyewitnesses that came forward during this incident and reported what they witnessed."