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Upshur County Commissioner charged with aggravated assault of a public servant

Upshur County Commissioner charged with aggravated assault of a public servant
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POSTED: Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:02pm

UPDATED: Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:52pm

An Upshur County Commissioner and his son were arrested Saturday and booked into the county jail, charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.

Officials will not confirm anything with KETK, but viewers say a game warden was being held at gunpoint in Big Sandy.

Longview News Journal is reporting Upshur County Pct. 3 Commissioner Lloyd Allen Crabtree and his son, Todd Allen Crabtree, were arrested at the family's property near the Sabine River in Big Sandy on Saturday.

They were booked into the county jail about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the jail website. Bond has not yet been set.

Further details were not immediately available.

Longview News Journal reports Lloyd Crabtree faced indictments a year ago when he, along with County Judge Dean Fowler and Sheriff Anthony Betterton, were charged with official oppression and abuse of official capacity.

All charges against all three men were dismissed. Todd Crabtree was arrested in 2005 and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.

Lloyd Crabtree has served since 2005 as Upshur County's commissioner in Precinct 3, which encompasses Gladewater, Big Sandy, and Pritchett. Frank Berka defeated Crabtree in the primary earlier this year and is set to take office on Jan. 1.

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