Shooter Incident Leads to One Arrest; No Active Shooter Incident Reported (Update)

Update - The suspect provided law enforcement with incorrect identification and will be receiving an additional charge of Failure to Identify.  The suspect is actually Jeremy Wade, age 30.

January 28, 2020 - The Center Police Department received a call Tuesday, January 28th for shots fired on Carroll Street around 10am.

According to Center PD Sergeant Ricky King, the police department received a shots fired call on Carroll Street earlier. Upon arrival, officers made entry into the residence at which time the suspect exited out a window in the back. He was later apprehended on Porter Street between Boles Feed and the Methodist Church.

The suspect was identified to be Christopher Butts, 27 of Dallas, and has been charged with felony 3 deadly conduct.

Sergeant King said, "There is no active shooter anywhere. We made an arrest on a subject that was recklessly firing a firearm." He added that because he was firing in the direction of houses and businesses he was charged with a felony 3 offense.

The investigation is still active and ongoing.

At the same time the school was dealing with a separate incident. Center ISD made a statement on Facebook, "Today, an unidentified person was seen on the FL Moffett campus looking into cars. When approached, the man ran towards the softball field. The area was searched, and he was not found. According to the Center ISD emergency operation plan, a hold on the FLM and CHS campuses was put in place. The hold has since been lifted. No students were outdoors at the time of the incident, and at no time were students in danger."