On August 15th, a harrowing scene engulfed Creola, Alabama when one man was confronted by an intruder in his home. In response to the trespasser’s presence, he brandished his firearm and began trading shots – both parties sustained injuries prior to the incident coming to its conclusion without any fatalities. The commotion transpired at 9 pm according to Mobile County Sheriff’s Office records.
Frank Reeves, the unsuspecting husband, and homeowner thought he was merely protecting his property when a strange man broke into his home. Little did he know that this unknown intruder actually happened to be Michael Amacker – who had been living there for nearly 12 months in secret with Frank’s wife. Unfortunately, things took an unexpected turn as heated words were exchanged before gunfire ensued leaving Amacker wounded from gunshots.
Unbeknownst to Reeves, his wife had been harboring her clandestine lover in their Alabama home. Police are perplexed as to how the man was able to stay there without being detected by the household’s head – let alone having a romantic relationship with his partner right under Reeves’ nose!
“I’ve still yet to figure out how somebody can be staying in your house and you not know it,” Mobile County Sheriff’s Captain Paul Burch said. “It’s somewhat bizarre.”
In the aftermath of the fight, Ed Clark took to Twitter and wrote “Tracy Reeves informed her husband Frank Reeves that there was an ‘intruder’ inside their Creola home. Frank, who was armed, encountered Michael Amacker, who was also armed, inside the home. The two men shot at each other, injuring themselves.”
As soon as law enforcement arrived at the location, they immediately identified the room Amacker had been occupying. To their surprise, it was evident that he had stayed there for a considerable period of time due to several jars containing urine present on the premises – an unmistakable sign that pointed toward his extended stay.
Reeves pulled his gun as soon as he spotted Amacker and quickly fired off shots at both of the man’s legs and elbows. Not wanting to be a passive target, Amacker retaliated by pulling out his own weapon and shooting back at Reeves in defense – this being directly aimed towards the husband’s chest area.
To conclude, Amacker was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm without the proper license and ownership of an illegal controlled substance.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered that Amacker and Tracy Reeves were both under the influence of methamphetamine. It appears that this illicit drug was a major factor in their affair outside of marriage.
“Another thing with meth, people that are on meth, not only do they have paranoia, they can’t keep their mouth shut. So if there was some kind of diabolical plan, it is very possible Amacker has told some other people.” Captain Burch said.
The neighbors were taken aback in disbelief.
“I just know that they’ve had some problems in the past,” one neighbor said. “Frank is a very calm person. He’s very nice. He cuts his grass and does things around the house. There’s nothing ever going on over there much, but he is a very good person.”
Upon initiating an investigation, the police determined that Amacker had been in a prolonged relationship with Tracy Reeves.
“As we began digging further into the investigation, it was determined that Amacker actually had a relationship with Mrs. Reeves for some period of time,” he said. “That relationship involved methamphetamine, as well as a relationship. He had actually been staying in one of the rooms within the house for a period of time. She was supplying him with food.”