Mental health or crime? Subject keeps police on stand-by
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Earlier this month sheriff’s dispatchers received a call from a man that there was going to be a suicide on Oak Dale street, in Stafford. As the caller was questioned by 911 operators, the caller got angry and said he had a gun to his face and disconnected the call.
Sheriff’s deputies and Stafford Police officers responded to Oak Dale and found the homeowner who said her son, 21 year old Miguel Ceballos, was out of control. She explained that he was inside the home intoxicated, with a carbine to his head.
While law enforcement personnel were gathering information about the situation and home, Miguel Ceballos opened the front door of the home holding a shot gun.
Ceballos was ordered to put the weapon down and come out of the residence. According to a sheriff’s spokesperson, Ceballos cursed the deputies and slammed the door shut. Shortly thereafter, all the lights inside the house went out.
During efforts to communicate with Ceballos, he would open the front door or the overhead garage door, threaten, cuss, and then retreat to the back of the home. As the situation wound to an end, Ceballos came out of the house and into the garage carrying a shot gun. He went over and got into a pick-up truck parked in the driveway still toting his shot gun, started the truck, and drove at a high rate of speed out of the driveway and into a sheriff’s patrol car positioned at the end of the drive.
Several deputies were standing behind this vehicle when it was struck. While crashed into the patrol unit, Ceballos continued to accelerate the truck in reverse. “In fear for their lives, and for the safety or others, deputies fired several shots. Miguel was struck three times in the shooting and taken into custody,” said Terriann Carlson, spokesperson for the sheriff.
Miguel Ceballos was taken to Memorial Hospital in downtown Houston where he was treated for non- life threatening wounds. He was later released from Memorial Herman Hospital and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.
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