Juneteenth Gunman in Custody

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – The prime suspect in a shooting which occurred on June 19 was apprehended on July 24 thanks to the cooperation of various law enforcement agencies.

According to information provided by Crockett Police Department Lt. Clayton Smith, 27-year-old Tyrell Deshawn Beasley was apprehended on July 24 for his role in the Juneteenth incident.

“On July 24, officers with the Crockett Police Department received information from the Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace reporting that they knew where Beasley was located,” Smith stated.

CPD officers traveled to Trinity in an attempt to find Beasley “… and met with deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and Trinity Police Department and went to several locations in the Trinity area,” Smith stated in a press release.

After it was determined Beasley was headed back towards Crockett, the CPD officers returned to their jurisdiction to continue their search.

Smith stated information was obtained which led CPD to an address on Terell Street in Crockett.

An arrest report stated, “Upon arriving at a residence the 700 block of Terell Street, officers went to the back of the residence to surround the home.”

As the law enforcement officials moved into position, “… officers spotted Beasley and immediately ordered him to stop which he did not do. Beasley fled from officers on foot and headed southeast towards Polk Street,” the arrest report stated.

“After chasing Beasley for several blocks he was taken into custody,” smith stated. “Beasley was medically cleared and transported to the Houston County Jail where he was booked and confined.”

Beasley was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; deadly conduct; injury to a child/elderly/disabled person; and evading arrest.

During the initial investigation it was determined Beasley pulled a handgun and fired at a person as he chased him between multiple houses. During the incident, a residence was struck several times with projectiles from the gun.

Beasley is currently held at the Houston County Jail on bonds totaling $125,000.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.