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Center man arrested after he allegedly fired shots toward officers on traffic stop

Michael Creel (Source: Shelby County Jail) Michael Creel (Source: Shelby County Jail)
CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with the Center Police Department arrested a 37-year-old man on an aggravated assault against a police officer charge after they made a traffic stop on County Road 1000 Monday night and heard rapid gunshots coming from a nearby wooded area toward their location.

Michael Creel, of Center, was arrested and charged with first-degree felony aggravated assault against a police officer charge.

According to a press release, Center PD officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle near the baseball field located at CR 1000.

“While out with the vehicle, officers heard rapid gunshots coming from a wooded area across the roadway toward their location,” the press release stated.

“Officers called for backup, and assistance came from Texas DPS and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.”

A short time later, law enforcement officers found Creel at his home on the same county road. He was arrested at the scene and taken to the Shelby County Jail.

“This case is still under investigation, and this is all the information detectives can release at this time,” the press release stated.

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