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ETX man arrested after attempting to assault his wife

ETX man arrested after attempting to assault his wife
Angelina County Jail

POSTED: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:09am

UPDATED: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:06pm

An East Texas man is now behind bars after attempting to assault his wife.

It happened at 11:48 p.m. Friday in Lufkin at a home in the 2600 block of Jimmie Street.

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department were called to that home on reports of a disturbance in progress.

On arrival, authorities learned Sam L. Childress, 46, was having an argument with his wife. During the argument, witnesses in the home say Childress pulled out a gun and began waving it around.

As his wife began to call for help, Childress grabbed the phone from her hand.

Childress was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, interfering with an emergency call, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Childress is now in Angelina County Jail under a $12,000 bond.

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