Mississippi man has meth-fueled schizophrenic episode in an “unoccupied” hotel room

27-year-old Matthew Shackleton was charged with criminal trespass, domestic assault, four counts of drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth after hiding from the cops in an unoccupied room at the Days Inn.

On August 9th, Officers Zapf, Fullilove, Blow, Macaraeg, and Lacey were dispatched to Days Inn at 3839 Elvis Presley Boulevard. Holly Tyson had made the call because Matthew Shackleton was having a schizophrenic episode while high on methamphetamine and banging on the room to her door. She told officers he was a white male, wearing a red shirt, and khaki shorts. When the officers showed up they noticed a man matching the description run to the rear of the motel. They pursued and were instructed by other guests that Shackleton had gone into room 005. The officers found the door locked so they announced themselves and gave commands for the man to exit the room. Though they were provided with keys for the room the security latch being locked gave them a reason to kick in the door. Officer Blow forced entry and entered the room with Officers Zapf, and Fullilove.

Matthew Shackelton (WCSO)
Matthew Shackelton (WCSO)

After hearing a voice coming from the bathroom, officers gave more verbal commands for him to exit. Shackleton no longer put up a fight and was taken into custody. While the other officers were in room 005 Officer Macaraeg talked with Holly Tyson about her history with Shackleton. She said they had been in a relationship about 2 years ago prior to his incarceration, and they had fought about cigarettes that night.

The confrontation ended in Ms. Tyson being struck on the right side of her face by Shackleton. Officer Macaraeg noted an injury to her lip. Officers noticed two backpacks, a Samsung tablet, two battery chargers, and used needles in the bathroom where they found Shackleton. They recovered an unused needle, three knives, and a small metal pan containing less than 0.1 gram of methamphetamine within the two backpacks.

Matthew Shackleton was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, possession of methamphetamine, domestic assault, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth with intent to distribute. His bond was set at $2,000.

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