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Lufkin man arrested for allegedly assaulting woman with shovel

Lufkin man arrested for allegedly assaulting woman with shovel
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POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 1:16pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 1:18pm

A Lufkin man is behind bars for an assault.

It happened at 4:52 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Briarwood Drive in Lufkin.

A woman had called police reporting that a man had choked and hit her with a shovel.

When officers arrived on scene they found redness around the victim's neck and a bump on her head.

Authorities arrested Joseph E. Copes, 39, of Lufkin. He was charged with assault along with seven Lufkin Municipal Court warrants.

He is currently in Angelina County Jail at this time.

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