SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for allegedly threatening a family member on Dec. 17, searches of him and his vehicle turned up a total of seven loaded guns - four pistols, two rifles, and a shotgun.
Eric John Bremer, 54, of Shelbyville, was booked in at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 18 on a second-degree felony criminal intent to murder charge. He was arraigned by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Jenny Hicks, and he was released later that day after he posted a bail amount of $45,000.
In a press release, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell said that two of his deputies went to a home on County Road 2481 to check out a report that Bremer had made threats to kill a family member.
When they got to the scene, they talked to the 911 caller. She told them that she and Bremer had been arguing when he threatened to kill her.
"While deputies were interviewing the complainant, numerous threatening text messages continued to be sent by Bremer," the press release stated. "Bremer notified the complainant that he was on the way to the residence and headlights were observed coming down the roadway."
At that point, one of the SCSO deputies on the scene noticed Bremer's vehicle circling the home "at an aggressive speed" and tried to intercept it, the press release stated.
At the deputy's request, Bremer pulled into a trailer park behind the Trail's End restaurant and got out of his vehicle. He was cuffed and put into the back of the deputy's patrol unit.
The deputy found one pistol in Bremer's waistband, and two others were found in his pockets, the press release stated. When the SCSO deputy asked if there were any more weapons in the vehicle, Bremer told him a shotgun was in it.
However, a search of Bremer's vehicle revealed four additional guns – two rifles, a shotgun, and another pistol.
"Each weapon located had one round chambered with a full complement of ammunition," the press release stated.