One Lubbock man was arrested, released, and then rearrested all in the same day. The Lubbock Police Department was first dispatched on July 13 to the 5800 block of Emory Street just after 2 a.m. on reports of a prowler in the area.

KAMC news reports that 66-year-old Michael Strickland was accused of trying to record a video of his neighbors through a window. Strickland was arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center on Disorderly Conduct charges. Strickland did post bond later that day and was released from police custody.

Just 12-hours later is when the Lubbock Police Department received a a call just before 3 p.m. in the same area Strickland was previously arrested in. A Lubbock Power and Light, LP&L, employee was in a company vehicle when the window was shattered by Strickland. That employee thought he had been shot at but soon witnessed Strickland swinging a metal object at windows nearby.

The LP&L employee did pull out a gun in self-defense which caused Strickland to run to a nearby building to break more windows. Strickland then ran from that building and to his neighbors gate where police arrived and arrested the 66-year-old for a second time.

Strickland was charged with

  • Criminal Mischief
  • Evading Arrest
  • Resisting Arrest or Transport
  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

As per the publishing of this article, Strickland remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a combined bond totaling $115,000. The LP&L employee involved in the incident did not receive any injuries.

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