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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

        Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Friday, May 01, 2015 at approximately 0730am, Shelby County Sheriff's Department Deputy Roy Bailey responded to a reported shooting that occurred on State Highway 87, South of Loop 500 in Center, Texas. An employee with the City of Huxley was traveling South on Highway 87, south of the Loop 500 in a City of Huxley work truck when a Ford F350 4 door dually pickup, red in color came up beside him and began yelling at the victim in a road rage incident. According to the victim, the suspect brandished a tan pistol and fired one shot in which the bullet was found to have traveled through the left side of the City of Huxley work truck and lodged in a new gas meter that was in the bed of the pickup. The victim provided a description of both the vehicle and the suspect.

       During the course of the investigation, the suspect was found to be a Spencer Ryan Niedert, 25 y/o of Center, Texas. Mr. Niedert was found to be in a red Ford F-350 4 door dually pickup and was positively identified by the victim. The pistol was also recovered. A warrant was issued for Mr. Niedert and he was arrested for one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony 2. Mr. Niedert was booked into the Shelby County Sheriff's Department jail.

      Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Jenny Hicks arraigned Mr. Niedert on Saturday, May 02nd and set bond at $45,000.

      This case was investigated by Shelby County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Division Sergeant DJ Dickerson and Investigator Kevin W. Windham.

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