Lufkin police tase fugitive near local business
Lufkin (KETK) — Authorities took a wanted Lufkin man into custody after he was tased by police for resisting arrest.
On Friday at 1:09 a.m., officers patrolling a car repair shop, which had been recently burglarizedy, spotted a man near the property speaking to another person. The man walked away from the area and the officer remained behind.
The officer then noticed a second man in the lot of the business. Police moved toward the suspect, later identified as Isaac Scott, 56, but the man started heading toward the back of the building. The officer gave commands to stop, but the man refused and began cussing at the officer.
Scott then entered a fenced back lot on the property and tried to close a gate to block the officer from following. The policeman radioed for backup and held the gate partially open. The suspect attempted to chain the gate and pushed the officer who was keeping him from blocking the entrance.
Scott continued to refuse commands given by the officer, and a struggled ensued when other law enforcement arrived at the scene. Authorities tased the suspect to bring him under control. He was taken into custody and transferred to a local hospital, per Lufkin PD policy.
Once he was treated and released, Scott was booked into the Angelina County Jail. He was charged with evading detention, resisting arrest, fail to identify fugitive, and two outstanding warrants. It was later discovered the owner had been allowing the man to live in a trailer in the back lot.
Scott's bail was set at $5,500.