Liberty man charged with assault after early-morning incident

Liberty police arrested a Liberty man on multiple charges after late night reports of shots being fired.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, police responded to the area around Liberty City Hall where neighbors called reporting they heard shots being fired and two vehicles speeding off.  As Liberty PD officers responded to the area, they received another phone call from an alleged victim in the vehicle indicating that he had been fired upon.  As the officers continued their search north on Travis St., they located a suspect vehicle around Magnolia and Browning.

Patterson, Tyree Jacoby Allen

“After the stop, the driver was identified as 31-year-old Tyree Patterson of Liberty.  Once the complainants were located, the investigation determined that Patterson had stopped the victim’s car and assaulted one of the occupants.  After that incident, a short time later the vehicle again came in contact with Patterson’s vehicle.  It was at that point that the victim’s reported being shot at,” said Lt. Chip Fairchild, spokesperson for LPD, in an emailed statement.

Patterson was arrested on three charges: Possession of Controlled Substance in Drug-Free Zone, a third-degree felony, Possession of Marijuana in Drug-Free Zone and Assault Causing Bodily Injury.  These last two charges are Class A Misdemeanors.  Patterson remains in the Liberty County Jail.

Liberty police are still searching the extended area looking for other evidence to support the shooting charge. Other charges are expected.

If anyone has any additional information, please contact the Liberty Police Dept. at 936-336-5666.

NOTE: Patterson’s mug shot is not available as of 8:30 a.m.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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