Gilmer — An April 30 trial date has been set in the case of former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree and his son. 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.
Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said after a Thursday morning hearing that jury selection is set for April 29 and trial is set for April 30. It had not been decided whether the two cases will go to trial simultaneously, but at least one trial will begin that day, he said.
Meanwhile, Longview attorney Clifton “Scrappy” Holmes said in court Tuesday he could not represent both Crabtrees and was removing himself as Todd Crabtree’s attorney.
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