On Thursday, February 8 at approximately 5:41 p.m. Miller County Deputies responded to a 911 disturbance call on MC32.
The first deputy on scene, Investigator Thomas Whitt encountered a white male later identified as 52 year old Martel McCreery of Miller County kicking on the front door of a residence. 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. At one point, McCreery pulled a knife and moved in an aggressive manner toward Investigator Whitt. At that point, Investigator Whitt deployed two rounds from his issued JPX less lethal device striking McCreery. Investigator Whitt was able to disarm and subdue McCreery at that point and was able to place him into custody without any additional use of force. McCreery was transported by assisting Miller County Deputies to the Miller County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of Aggravated Assault on Investigator Whitt, and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree for the damage to the residence.
McCreery is currently being held in the Miller County Detention Center on a $50,000.00 bond.