Suspect that Allegedly Tried to Shoot Corrigan Police Officer Nabbed in Montgomery County, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, September 17, 2016 - The man who allegedly attempted to shoot a Corrigan Police Officer has been arrested in a joint operation involving multiple agencies. The following is a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety:
Derrie Derwin Scott, 54, of Lufkin, was taken into custody in Willis and charged with attempted capital murder. The arrest was carried out by United States Deputy Marshals, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office SWAT, Willis Police, State Troopers and Texas Rangers. An arrest warrant had been issued for Scott in Polk county following an investigation into an August 23, 2016, early morning traffic stop and subsequent shooting. A Corrigan Police Officer conducted the traffic stop on a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The occupant of the Jeep exited the vehicle and discharged a handgun multiple times in the direction of the officer. The officer was not hit by gunfire. The shooter then fled in the Jeep. The Jeep, believed to have been used by Scott during the shooting, was recovered on September 15 in Trinity County by Texas Rangers and the Trinity County Sheriff's Office. This is an ongoing investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
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Thug Takes Gun Shots at Corrigan Policeman, CORRIGAN, August 23, 2016 - The Corrigan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect after a traffic stop on State Highway 287 East turned into a shootout early Tuesday morning.
According to the Corrigan Police Department, a CPD officer stopped an eastbound dark-colored early 2000s model Jeep Cherokee in the 1600 block of SH 287 East for doing 77 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. The Cherokee had a temporary tag of 02D9844. When the Corrigan PD officer made contact with the driver of the Jeep, a black man in his 30s with a mustache wearing a construction vest, he told the officer that his driver’s license was in a backpack on the backseat behind his seat.
A spokesperson for the Corrigan Police Department said the officer told the man that he could get his license. "After the driver got out of the SUV, he seemed to be very nervous", the Corrigan PD spokesperson said. The officer couldn’t see the man’s right hand. The Corrigan PD officer told the man, “Let me see your hands.” At that point, the man allegedly pointed a hand gun at the officer.
The officer told the suspect, “I said don’t move,” the Corrigan PD spokesperson said. Then the man fired at least one shot at the CPD officer, who drew his own weapon. "Gunshots were exchanged", the Corrigan PD spokesperson stated. The driver realized that he didn’t put the Cherokee into park when it started moving down the shoulder of the road, and he ran to it. After he got back into the SUV, he made a U-turn and headed west toward Groveton.
The Corrigan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect and the Jeep Cherokee. The non-emergency phone number for the Corrigan Police Department is (936) 398-2551.
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