Miles Gray Fought Gun Barrel City Law, Gun Barrel City Law Won

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Living up to their name.
Put yourself in the shoes of 26-year-old Miles Christopher Gray of the East Texas town of Seven Points.

You've been reported to police as being armed, dangerous and at large near Big Chief Landing. You are in your Chevy Malibu when they arrive on the scene, and you hear something like this coming from one of the loudspeakers on one of their cruisers:

"THIS IS THE GUN BARREL CITY POLICE! PUT YOUR CAR IN PARK AND LET US SEE YOUR HANDS! GET OUT OF THE CAR NOW!"

That's right -- the Gun Barrel City cops are there, and they are not happy with you.

Do you:

A) Do what they tell you?

Or

B) Allegedly slam the Malibu into gear and try to run the cops over?

If you answered "A," give yourself credit for being smarter than Miles Gray. He chose "B," and the Gun Barrel City cops, the official police force where the town motto is "We Shoot Straight With You," lived up to that boast.

At first, it seemed otherwise. Gray appeared to have successfully weathered the hail of Gun Barrell City PD lead. He at first managed to drive right through it and elude capture long enough to make it ten blocks deep into a lakeside subdivision called Loon Bay.

That was where it became obvious that he had not been so lucky after all, as when the Gun Barrel City cops found him minutes later, he was shot full of holes. Gray was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler for treatment, and there he remains, in critical condition.

Texas Rangers are investigating the incident, as is routine for cases involving cop-related shootings with small-town police forces.

Gray's previous record includes a 2009 meth bust in Henderson County.

Gun Barrel City is currently known for being the nearest town to a bizarre ten-years-and-running stand-off, in which a heavily armed militia-type named John Joe Gray has barricaded some family members and himself against the world on his wooded 47-acre compound. He is protesting a third-degree arrest warrant and pretty much the entire 21st Century.

Local cops say the bloodbath they believe would ensue if they attempted to go get John Joe isn't worth the trouble. One points out that his crime would have brought him ten years or less in the pen, and that Gray effectively sentenced himself to more time than that by putting himself under what amounts to house arrest back in 2000. They say if he is spotted off the compound, he will be arrested.

And there the stand-off remains.

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23 comments
IDENTICALTWIN2
IDENTICALTWIN2

This is all complete BULL SH***

This paper along with several other papers is printing LIES.There are some many false statements in this store I can’t see how it even wentout. If you r interested in the true store email me and I will tell you. I wasthere when the whole things took place and know how everything happened.  I have no reason to lie for I have nothing togain or lose. That store above what a joke. They should write  retracement statement.

Email : identicaltwin2@yahoo.com

Johnsonmichele49
Johnsonmichele49

if he was a law abiding citizen i would be conserned. but he is a drig addict one we would not mind losing

Jezabelinpink
Jezabelinpink

I am just happy to hear Miles is back at it :)-  recovering well.  Charley gave the facts.  Thanks for clearing that up. 

Gypsymcgg
Gypsymcgg

From what I understand these Gray's are from 2 different families... By putting the article about the compound makes it look like everyone named Gray as being bad.... I would like to hear the other side of the story...I live in GBC and everything the police says is not nessacarily the  gospel. Actually the story around town is much different than the police report.... 

Charley
Charley

The Grey compound is located on the banks of the Trinity River near Trinidad, Texas which is over 12 miles from Gun Barrel City and you have to go through two other towns to get there!  Although it makes a stronger story in comparison, GBC had nothing to do with the Grey standoff as it was Henderson County and DPS involved with that ordeal.

CopsWife
CopsWife

live like a criminal go down like one...

Bryan Frederick
Bryan Frederick

ok mr michael johnson...  u piece of shit illiterate hic! u cant even spell simple words... much less have a valid opinion!  im sure alot more people would be better off without illiterates like u around clogging up the system!  fuck off and die loser! and keep your stupid opinions to yourself!

Sistersinister
Sistersinister

hey Jasonmichele49...who the hell are you and who the hell is "WE"??? People like you are who "we" can't stand. Drug addiction is an illness...not irritating and ignorant like you!!! You are no better then him, only different. You must be a relative of the writer

Bryan Frederick
Bryan Frederick

you are right... and so far the smartest person here.... i know the "inside story... and im going to "get to the bottom of it...

Nicci
Nicci

Miles IS from a different family of Gray's . This article is disgusting!!! How can the author make fun of a situation where a 26 year old about looses his life? To put the story about Miles Gray together with the story about another man with the name Gray is the work of an idiot!!! They do not pertain to each other in anyway whats so ever and to take a situation such as Miles getting shot by police is disturbing.

John Lomax
John Lomax

I was going off the dateline for the MSNBC story I linked to about the siege. Looks like the writer of that piece couldn't resist pretending it was taking place in such an irresistably named place.

Ribalding
Ribalding

Yep.  Trinidad's way closer.  (My dad's people are from Trinidad, unfortunately.)

amomtoo
amomtoo

Do you have children? Would you wish death on your child if they got in trouble. I would hope not. It is a mother's worst nightmare to know her child almost died. You love them unconditionally and spend your entire life praying for them. If you do have children, would it not break your heart to hear such unkind words said about your child? No mother wants to see their child in trouble and only the strength of God could get them through a childs death, exspecially at such a young age. If you don't have children now and have them later, remember the harsh words and wishes you had on another mother's child. Just cause you are a cops wife doesn't mean your children aren't going to grow up to be criminals. You may find yourself praying more than alot of mothers do. A mother's child almost died from a false phone call from someone trying to set him up cause he was afraid he was going to get his ass whooped. Now who is the criminal in this case? Would you like your child to be set up like that with gun happy small town cops that didn't stop shooting till they thought he was dead. He wasn't shooting back cause he was unarmed. Now lay your head on your pillow and sleep good tonight and pretend that you know what shoes in life that he has walked in. Watch mother's faces in court rooms and see the many tears they have cried for their children and don't be the judge of who should die. Only God knows the hearts that are changable and the ones that are not. My heart goes out to his family and the ones who love him and as a mother myself I am praying for them and him too.

Bryan Frederick
Bryan Frederick

hello "copswife'.... do u have children?  i do... I just Found my son Myles after 20 years and i am very glad to have him in my life now for 2 days.... im very thankful your husband didnt kill him.  I have not spoke to him yet, so i dont know the facts, just heard them from his mom... as far as your comment.... it is VERY COLD.... i do agree with it, and i do know that is how it goes... but i assure u... I will re-connect with my son, get him out of that low life drug infested stinking rotten state of texas and he will live a very productive life.  You and your husband take care, be careful, and dont let the low lifes harden your heart.

hisdaughtersmom
hisdaughtersmom

you want to know whats messed up about this whole situation. Everyone wants to talk so much about how bad of a person Myles is, when in fact he isn't. When has anyone tried to reach out a helping hand and try and get this man some help. I mean seriously this is an illness and he has been stuck at the lake with no where to go, but back in the lifestyle of dope. Myles has a huge heart and misunderstood in so many ways. He too has children and so because of someone calling in a lie, his children almost lost their father. Now really is that right. I know how A** backwards gun barrell city P.D are. I am greatful that this is being investigated by someone outside of Henderson County. To all of you who do not Know Myles you have no idea if he is a bad man or not, why because GBCPD says he is. PLEASE. They need to take a long look in the mirror. Most are more corrupt and dangerious because they believe since they have a badge they are untouchable and able to do whatever they want. We will see in the end.

Enchante3
Enchante3

I agree, this article is disgusting. Myles great is from wyoming and not related to some stupid compound! I spent alot if time with this young man, and I know his family well. The story oi am hearing is much different from the police too. I just thank God, he is alive and doing quite well! Ha ha...po po!

ali
ali

but a good writer checks facts, not checking facts has ended a lot of careers. 

Brandiblackburn2
Brandiblackburn2

HELL NO HE HAD NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND HE WAS IN A PAIR OFSLEEPING PANTS AND HIS CELL PHONE IN HIS HAND WHICH HE WAS WALKING OUT TO MYCAR TO CHARGE. HE NEVER SHOT AT POLICE OR THREATEND THEM IN ANY WAY HE THOUGHTHE WAS GETTING ROBBED IT WAS PITCH BLACK OUT THERE WHERE THE CAR WAS PARKINGAND HE JUST HEARD PEOPLE COMING AT HIM. IT FREAKED HIM OUT .HE TOOK OFF IN THECAR. NO POLICE WERE RAN OVER OR EVEN TOUCHED BY THE CAR. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHATTHEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THEY WAS NOT THERE. I ON THE OTHER HAND WAS THERE.

Bryan Frederick
Bryan Frederick

better be careful with an attitude like that... u will see......

Guest
Guest

Such a great guy... funny. He has it coming.

Ribalding
Ribalding

Did he or did he not shoot at the "po po"??

Because if he did...

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