Hudson Police: Man upset over lack of beer gets arrested for burglary

Martin Kubiak mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Martin Kubiak mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - By Adam Brooks

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Hudson Police have arrested a Hudson man after he barged into his neighbor's house and assaulted a man in the house because the suspect was upset that his neighbor would not buy him beer, according to an arrest affidavit.

According to Hudson Police, Martin Joe Kubiak, 50, of Lufkin was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation, a first-degree felony. On June 16, police were called to Memorial Hospital in reference to an assault that had already occurred on the 800 block of Walnut Hill Drive. Upon arriving, the emergency room staff advised that the victim had been taken in for x-ray. After the victim came out of the x-ray room, the officer took a statement from the victim.

Police say the victim was visiting a female friend at her house when Kubiak walked up and asked her if she could take him to the store to buy some beer. She told him no, and as Kubiak walked away he asked the victim to follow him down to his house so he could talk to him.

The victim said he drove and parked in the side drive of Mt. Carmel Church and got out to speak with Kubiak. Kubiak asked why the woman would not take him to the store to buy him some beer. The victim said he told him that the woman had been drinking and did not need to be driving, the arrest affidavit stated.

The victim said Kubiak started hitting him in the face repeatedly and he fell backwards into a ditch. The victim then said Kubiak hit him a few more times before walking back into his truck.

The affidavit states the victim then drove back to his friend's house. About twenty minutes later, Kubiak came back to her house and began hitting him again.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

Lt. Jimmy Casper said the investigation showed the first incident to be a mutual assault, so Kubiak did not commit a crime until he forced himself in to the woman's home.

Kubiak is charged with burglary of a habitation. Bond has not yet been set.

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