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Father of ex-Upshur commissioner writes letter detailing arrests

Father of ex-Upshur commissioner writes letter detailing arrests
The Longview News Journal

POSTED: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 9:05pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:59pm

After eight months of silence, a Big Sandy man is speaking out on behalf of his son, former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree, and grandson, Todd Crabtree, to present their side of the story as the two men await trial.

Both face multiple felony indictments stemming from an October incident in which they are accused of disarming a state game warden and holding him at gunpoint.

Lloyd H. Crabtree, father of Lloyd A. Crabtree and grandfather of Todd Crabtree, wrote a letter detailing events of Oct. 6, 2012, that led to the pair’s arrest. Clifton “Scrappy” Holmes, who represents Lloyd A. Crabtree, and Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd each declined to comment, though Byrd indicated the letter does not contain “true facts” of the event.

Read the statement at The Longview News Journal.

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