POSTED: Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 9:12am
UPDATED: Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 12:56pm
UPSHUR COUNTY — UPDATE: Both the Upshur County commisioner and his son, were released from jail early this morning.
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: Our newspaper partners, the Longview News Journal report the two men threatened multiple law enforcement officers with firearms including a game warden.
District Attorney Billy Byrd told the paper the two men had threatened serious bodily injury or even death to the officers.
Because it's still being investigated, the D.A. couldn't say why the game warden was on the Crabtree property in the first place...but regardless, Crabtree and his son were booked into the county jail and charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.
And more charges may be on the way...
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.