A Nacogdoches County game warden received a call in early May from a car dealership concerning some damage and questionable items found in one of their loaner vehicles that had been impounded by local police.
The subject driving the vehicle at the time had been arrested for shoplifting, according to a Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife report. While inspecting the vehicle, the dealership discovered a bullet hole in the driver’s side mirror and deer hair in the trunk, as well as a rangefinder and empty packaging for a spotlight. After reviewing the police report, the warden learned a rifle also was in the vehicle at the time of arrest.
The warden interviewed the incarcerated driver, who initially denied any wrongdoing until presented with the evidence against him, then eventually confessed to poaching a deer, the report states. Despite having a confession, the warden still couldn’t reconcile the case based on the evidence, particularly the bullet hole in the side mirror. After additional questioning, the subject’s girlfriend admitted shooting the deer with a .22 while her boyfriend held the spotlight. Her first shot had hit the side mirror. The couple then loaded the deer in the trunk and decided to dump it in a nearby pasture, the report states.
Numerous cases are pending.
Someone stole equipment from a mechanic shop in the 2300 block of North John Redditt Drive.
A man cut a TV cord and removed light bulbs from a motel room in the 200 block of South Timberland Drive after a manager would not refund him his money Friday morning, according to a Lufkin police report.
The Lufkin Police Department made seven arrests late Friday and early Saturday. Arrests and charges included: Quincy Dayshone Casey, 36, of Lufkin, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication and warrants for three counts of public intoxication; Larry Carswell, 52, hometown unavailable, resisting arrest and a warrant for disorderly conduct; Brittany Evon Dixon, 28, of Lufkin, public intoxication; James Darryl Hutson, 53, of Lufkin, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and warrants for six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of public intoxication; Timothy Michael Sherman, 27, of Lufkin, possession of a controlled substance and a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia; Darron Dewayne Brown, 21, of Lufkin, failure to identify and warrants for evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance; and Reginald Buard Jones, 55, of Lufkin, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office made five arrests late Friday and early Saturday. Arrests and charges included: Barbara Lynn Rushing, 48, of Etoile, warrants for theft, tampering with/fabricating physical evidence; Samuel Fresh Mark, 60, of Lufkin, warrant for assault/family violence; Leticia Chacon, 18, of Lufkin, warrant for contempt of court; Henry Raymond, 45, hometown unavailable, warrants for theft, two counts of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations; and Katie Evelynn Eileen Thornton, age unavailable, of Lufkin, resisting arrest and expired registration.
The Diboll Police Department arrested Benjamin Cole Boykin, age unavailable, of Brazoria, on a warrant for criminal mischief.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Lee Carr, 40, of Lufkin, on a warrant for robbery.
The Angelina County Jail housed 229 inmates as of 4 p.m. Sunday.