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Crabtree pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years probation in game warden case

Crabtree pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years probation in game warden case
Upshur County Sheriff's Office
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POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:34pm

UPDATED: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 7:33am

According to the Longview News-Journal, former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to five years probation on a 10-year prison sentence for taking a firearm from a peace officer.

The third degree felony stemmed from an Oct. 6, 2012, incident in which Game Warden Shane Bailey allegedly was disarmed and detained at gunpoint by Crabtree and his son, Todd, while the officer was making a routine check on Crabtree's property for hunting.

District Attorney Billy Byrd said terms of Crabtree's plea bargain and probation sentence include a public apology, 240 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine and Crabtree cannot have firearms.

Crabtree, his attorneys and District Attorney Billy Byrd agreed to the plea bargain.

Judge William Porter presided over Friday's hearing. Clifton “Scrappy” Holmes and David Moore represented Crabtree.
 

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