Home owner Frank Reeves got into a gunfight with Michael Amacker because Reeves thought the latter was an intruder when he walked into his home on August 15 around 9pm
The intruder but was actually his wife’s boyfriend, Michael Amacker who had been secretly living in their home for more than a year
Tracy had been delivering food to Amacker who stayed hidden
Michael Amacker, a convicted felon helped mask his presence in the home by urinating in bottles and limiting his trips to the bathroom
Frank was shot in the chest and Amacker was shot in the leg and elbow
Investigators said Amacker and Tracy Reeves were high on methamphetamine when the shootout happened
Tracy Reeves was too intoxicated and ‘incoherent’ to be interviewed at the scene, she has been charged with drug possession
Amacker was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of a controlled substance
Tracy Reeves is charged with drug possession
Cops opened murder-for-hire plot investigation to figure out why Tracy Reeves told her husband that her boyfriend was an intruder
An Alabama man was shot in the chest and injured in a gun fight with his wife’s lover who had secretly been living in their home for more than a year.
Frank Reeves, 58, was told by his wife, Tracy, who was high on meth, that there was an intruder in their home in Creola on August 15.
The intruder, however, was her lover, Michael Amacker, who was also high on drugs.
The pair got into a gunfight and Reeves was shot in the chest and injured. He returned fire shot Amacker in the leg and elbow. Both men were taken to the hospital and were not seriously hurt, as reported by Fox 10.
Amacker lived in the home with the married couple for more than a year and Frank Reeves never had a clue. The interloper was allegedly, able to keep his presence in the home a secret because Tracy provided him with food when he needed it.
He further camouflaged his presence by urinating in bottles and limiting his trips to the bathroom. Officers later found the bottles of urine in a room where Amacker had been living.
Tracy Reeves was high on meth when she told her husband that her lover was an intruder. The two men exchanged gun shots a, both injured and hospitalized. For a year, Tracy had her boyfriend living in the Alabama home she shared with her husband, who was not aware of the subterfuge until the showdown
Neighbors told the Fox10 that the Reeves family were quiet and didn’t mingle with the community much.
When the gunfire rang out one neighbor said he thought it was thunder from an incoming storm ‘because it was so loud and so close’.
One of their neighbors, Kenneth Wilson, saw the aftermath and told Fox 10: ‘We saw them bring out the suspect and also the man that was shot, and they both seemed to be okay.
‘They weren’t saying much. In fact the suspect did not say a word – it looked like he [Reeves], was way out of it.’ Investigators said Tracy and Amacker were high on methamphetamine when the shootout happened.
Officials said Tracy was too intoxicated and ‘incoherent’ to be interviewed at the scene.
Amacker was arrested after he was released from the hospital on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and drug possession.
More charges could be coming from ICE because Amacker is already a convicted felon.
Tracy Reeves was also charged with drug possession.
A murder-for-hire plot investigation is underway in an attempt to figure out why she told her husband that her boyfriend was an intruder, according to WKRG.
Officers believe it could have possible been a set-up to get the husband out of the picture considering couple had separated for a short period of time.
Mobile County Sheriff’s Captain Paul Burch said ‘they appeared to have been working things out’.
Burch told the local news station: ‘People that are on meth – you really can’t apply a normal rationale to their thought process so you always have to take that into account as well.’
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.’
He also said that this was one of the most bizarre cases he’s ever seen. ‘I’ve still yet to figure out how somebody can be staying in your house and you not know it,’ he said.
‘It’s something that I haven’t seen in 30-plus years,’ he added.
Deputies said Amacker is well known in the local meth community, having been arrested multiple times on charges ranging from manufacturing to drugs possession.