Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of Michael Barbee, 56, of Nacogdoches.
On March 9, 2023, at approximately 7:18 p.m., a call was received through the Telecommunications Center at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) in reference to shots fired at the car wash near Timpson Quick Stop. Constable Precinct 5 Josh Tipton was first to arrive on scene and began gathering information from witnesses. Deputies arrived on scene, and learned that Barbee allegedly fired shots at two individuals, and that the gunfire struck an innocent bystander. The suspect and victim left the scene before deputies arrived, and SCSO investigators began searching for all involved parties.
At approximately 10 p.m., investigators located the shooting victim in Carthage, and interviewed him in reference to the incident. At approximately 11 p.m., investigators learned that the suspect was in Nacogdoches. Investigators contacted Nacogdoches Police Department (NPD), and NPD located the suspect at a gas station and detained him until SCSO investigators arrived. Once on scene, investigators arrested Barbee on three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Barbee was transported back to Shelby County and booked into the Shelby County Jail where he is being held on bonds totaling $150,000.00
The victim who sustained the gunshot wound was not critically injured.
The SCSO would like to thank Constable Precinct 5 Josh Tipton; Constable Precinct 4, Taylor Fanguy; Constable Precinct 2 Jamie Hagler; Constable Precinct 1 Zack Warr; Texas Department of Public Safety; Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office; Nacogdoches Police Department; and Carthage Police Department for their assistance with this situation.