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Huntington man arrested in connection to Lufkin bottle attacks

Kevin Ledet mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Sheriff's Office. Kevin Ledet mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Sheriff's Office.
Keith King mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Keith King mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Authorities have arrested the second man suspected in connection to a pair of beer bottle attacks in May.

Kevin Phillip Ledet Jr., 30, of Huntington, is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.

According to the arrest report, around midnight on May 8, a 43-year-old man was walking in the 800 block of North Raguet Street when Ledet and Keith Allen King, 21, of Lufkin, stopped their vehicle near him, asked the victim a question to bring him closer to their vehicle, and then used a beer bottle to strike the victim's face, causing a laceration below his eye.

The second victim, a 45-year-old man, was walking in the 900 block of Weaver Avenue when he was attacked in a manner similar to the first attack, causing massive facial injuries, including lacerations and bone fractures, and rendering the victim unconscious, according to the report. The pair also stole his cell phone, according to the report.

Witness-provided information and DNA evidence collected from the crime scenes assisted detectives in identifying the suspects as Ledet and King.  In December, the investigating detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of Ledet and King, each for the offenses of aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. 

An Angelina County Sheriff's deputy arrested Ledet on the warrants on Thursday.

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