An earlier version of this story said the bond had already been revoked.
Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd has filed a motion to revoke or increase the bond for former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree and his son, Todd Allen Crabtree. The two are accused of holding a Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden hostage. A week ago the pair was re-arrested after turning themselves in and were placed in the Upshur County Jail.
On October 6, 2012, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Shane Bailey was reportedly disarmed and detained by two men while the officer was making a routine check for hunting law violations on private property in Upshur County.
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the game warden used his cell phone to call for help. The game warden was released when numerous law enforcement agencies converged on the property.
Lloyd Allen Crabtree, 51, was named in five felony indictments, including three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer (first degree felony); one count of taking a weapon from a peace officer (third degree felony) and one count of unlawful restraint with a deadly weapon (third degree felony).
Crabtree's son, Todd A. Crabtree, 28, was indicted on three felony charges: One count of aggravated assault on a peace officer (first degree felony); one count of taking a weapon from a peace officer (third degree felony); and one count of unlawful restraint with a deadly weapon (third degree felony).
The incident last fall was investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Internal Affairs Unit and the Texas Rangers.
"We really appreciate the hard work on the part of our Internal Affairs officers, the Texas Rangers and Upshur County District Attorney's Office that went into this investigation," said Col. Craig Hunter, TPWD's Law Enforcement Division director. "While this case still has to make its way through the judicial process, we hope these indictments will send a strong message that incidents such as this one will not be tolerated by law-abiding Texans."
Tuesday, March 11 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-03-11 19:37:27 GMT
State Representatives from East Texas are among fourteen Republican lawmakers who have written fellow State Rep. Dan Branch, asking him to withdraw from the May Republican Primary Runoff election. BranchMore >
State Representatives from East Texas are among fourteen Republican lawmakers who have written fellow State Rep. Dan Branch, asking him to withdraw from the May Republican Primary Runoff election. Branch (R-Dallas) is in the runoff for the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General against State Senator Ken Paxton (R-McKinney).More >
Sunday, March 9 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-03-10 03:44:06 GMT
Officials confirm with KLTV that at least one juvenile is dead following an attempted robbery Sunday afternoon in Longview.The attempted robbery occurred at the "New-Way" gas station located at the intersectionMore >
One juvenile is dead following an attempted robbery Sunday evening in Longview.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-03-05 13:29:40 GMT
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton. Authorities tell us the fire began around 5:00 Wednesday morning in the 400 block of E. South Street. Arp, OvertonMore >
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:20 AM EST2014-03-05 05:20:20 GMT
Final results are in for several high-profile elections.In the primary race for State House, District 6 Republican Matt Schaefer defeated challenger Skip Ogle. In the Smith County Judge Republican primary,More >
Final results are in for several important Smith County elections.More >
Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-03-05 00:41:37 GMT
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close and the building is being evacuated, according to Smith County election officials. This affects voters in Precincts 36, 70 and 80. ThoseMore >
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close.More >
Tuesday, March 4 2014 8:25 AM EST2014-03-04 13:25:01 GMT
Dawn Parnell with Tyler ISD tells KLTV 7 that TISD has decided to cancel classes Tuesday morning. However, all voting locations at schools for the March 4 Primary Election will be open at the regularMore >
Classes at TISD have been canceled Tuesday. However, all voting locations at schools for the March 4 Primary Election will be open at the regular start time.More >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-03-12 15:51:27 GMT
(RNN) - According to NBC New York, an explosion and building collapse has occurred in an apartment building in Manhattan. No immediate information was reported on injuries. According to NBC, the FDNY respondedMore >
One person has died and 16 are in juried after a building collapsed in Manhattan on Wednesday.More >
More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing en route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn't know which direction the plane carrying 239 passengers was heading when it...More >
Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an...More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-03-12 01:43:13 GMT
The University of South Carolina student paralyzed by a stray bullet shooting in Five Points in late 2013 will be honored by the Gamecocks baseball team during Tuesday night's game against Furman. SouthMore >
The University of South Carolina student paralyzed by a stray bullet shooting in Five Points in late 2013 will be honored by the Gamecocks baseball team during Tuesday night's game against Furman.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-03-12 03:03:16 GMT
The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $309M on Tuesday.The winning numbers were drawn live on FOX Carolina Tuesday night.Those numbers are:If there is no winner, the jackpot will grow again.The next drawingMore >
The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $309M on Tuesday.More >