Formal charges filed for man who threw bricks at deputy


A man accused of throwing bricks at a Miller County deputy after throwing bricks through the windows of a relatives home has been formally charged by prosecutors.

Martel McCreery, 53, was arrested Feb. 8 after a disturbance call brought Deputy Thomas Whitt to the home of one of McCreery’s relatives on MC32, according to a press statement issued in February. When Whitt arrived, McCreery had allegedly broken out several windows in the home and was kicking the front door.

When Whitt ordered McCreery to step down off the home’s porch, McCreery allegedly began throwing bricks at Whitt. McCreery is accused of pulling out a knife and moving toward Whitt in a threatening manner, leading Whitt to deploy two rounds from his JPX less lethal device. Whitt was then able to subdue McCreery and take him into custody.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kristian Robertson filed charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief Monday. Both offenses are punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

McCreery is currently in the Miller County jail. Bail is set at $50,000. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday before Circuit Judge Carlton Jones.

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