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Pittsburg man charged after shooting at deputy's vehicle, standoff in Camp County

Robert Darrell Giles III (Source: Camp County Sheriff's Office) Robert Darrell Giles III (Source: Camp County Sheriff's Office)
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A Pittsburg man has been arrested and charged after a shootout and standoff with Camp County deputies.

Robert Darrell Giles III, 24, of Pittsburg has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant. 

According to Camp County Sheriff Alan McCandless, deputies responded to a call on FM 556, West of Pittsburg in regards to a suspicious person, just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

What seemed to be a routine call ended with over a dozen shots fired at a deputy's patrol car. According to the Camp County Sheriff's Department,  the deputy met with the original complainant who reported suspicious activity outside his neighbor's house. The deputy then pulled up to the gate where the possible prowler had been seen. As the deputy was exiting his patrol vehicle, the suspect began firing rounds at the patrol car with what was believed to be a semi-automatic rifle. The deputy was uninjured. The car sustained numerous rounds through the windshield and the front of the vehicle which disabled the patrol car.

The suspect locked himself inside a home on FM 556. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that one of the persons in the residence was  Giles, a person of interest by the sheriff’s office and local law enforcement, based on the fact that he had been making death threats toward and wanting to kill the police and others.

Because the threats were deemed serious, a region-wide teletype was sent out for officer safety in case an officer encountered Giles III. Even though the information the sheriff's office received indicated he lived on FM 556, all identifying information showed he was a Longview resident.

 A perimeter was maintained around the residence as well as in the area to make sure there was no outside threat to area residents. All occupants of the residence voluntarily came out of the house when requested. The occupants of the residence were detained, interviewed and released except for Giles.

Giles bond has been set at $750,000 for an aggravated assault on a public servant charge and $50,000 bond for Criminal mischief, a third-degree felony.

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