Lufkin man accused of attacking father after night at club
POSTED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:59pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:39am
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — A Lufkin man was allegedly attacked by his son after a night at the club in the area of Loop 287 and Copeland Thursday morning.
At around 11:20 p.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of S John Reddit Drive on reports of a man lying on the side of the road. They were able to locate the victim and some witnesses that had stopped to help him.
The victim said he had been with his son and the son's girlfriend at a club and were on their way back when they got into a fight. The suspect allegedly pulled over the vehicle they were driving and began to assault his father. The victim claimed his son dragged him from the vehicle and began striking him, knocking him to the ground. The attacker was identified as Lufkin resident Daniel W. Hartfield, 26.
Hartfield and his girlfriend were then spotted by witnesses walking away from the scene and were later stopped by Lufkin Police. Another witness stated he saw the fight and backed the victim's statement. Hartfield denied assaulting his father, but was found with blood on his hands and was later arrested and taken to the Angelina County Jail.
He was booked into jail on an assault family violence charge and eight outstanding warrants. The suspect has bonds totaling $5,292.
Hartfield's father was treated and released on scene after refusing to go to the hospital.