Bonham Police said two suspects who allegedly shot and injured a man during a burglary earlier this week were arrested in Sherman Wednesday night after authorities located them at a residence and forced them out with tear gas.
Bonham Police Chief Mike Bankston said Markaile McGee, 19, and Ramontrae Dudley, 20, were both charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after they allegedly shot a homeowner who confronted them as they attempted to break into a vehicle belonging to the man’s girlfriend. The suspects were located at a home in the 400 block of Utah Street in Sherman two days after the shooting.
“We’re extremely pleased to get them off the street,” Bankston said Friday.
Authorities in Bonham responded to a report of shots fired outside a town home on Albert Broadfoot Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday. Bankston said the male homeowner had returned to his residence and arrived to see two men breaking into the vehicle in a garage area. The police chief said the victim exited his vehicle with a handgun, announced that he was armed and told the men to leave, but was met with gunfire from at least one of the suspects. Bankston said the suspects fired four .40 caliber rounds at the victim, striking him once in the knee and once in the hip. The victim, who did not fire his weapon in the incident, was flown by air ambulance to Medical City Plano and was expected to recover after undergoing surgery Tuesday morning.
Sherman Police Lt. John Kennemer said his department was contacted by Bonham authorities after the suspects were located at the home in Sherman. Kennemer said Sherman’s Strategic Response Team was deployed to the address to execute arrest warrants against McGee and Dudley and search the property. Once authorities announced their presence on a loud speaker, Bankston said multiple people exited the home, but the suspects did not comply with commands and barricaded themselves inside for more than two hours. Bankston said Sherman officers eventually used tear gas to force the two men out and investigators recovered two firearms found inside.
“We definitely considered them to be armed and dangerous,” Bankston said.
Both men surrendered peacefully, Kennemer said, and were booked into the Grayson County Jail. A search of the facility’s online records showed both men remained in custody Friday afternoon, each on a $200,000 surety bond. Dudley was also charged with burglary of a habitation.
Bankston thanked the Sherman Police Department and the Texas Rangers for their assistance in locating and apprehending the suspects. Dudley and McGee are believed to have made off only with a pack of cigarettes from the alleged burglary.
“It’s not worth it,” Bankston said. “There’s nothing in a car or in a house that’s worth possibly taking someone’s life over or possibly spending the rest of your life in jail over.”