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Nacogdoches Police arrest man in alleged drunken, screaming, spitting, officer-attacking rage

Matthew Vines mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Matthew Vines mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A disturbance involving up to 20 people Thursday night ended up with a Lufkin man behind bars, though police say he put up a fight before getting there.

Matthew Ritchie Vines, 30, is charged with felony charges of retaliation, harassment of a public servant and assault of a public servant and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

According to the Nacogdoches Police report, officers responded to the disturbance on the 100 block of Pearl Street. When they arrived, officers reported Vines was seen pushing another person and yelling and screaming.

Officers attempted to arrest Vines for public intoxication, but when they placed him in the patrol car, Vines tried to kick the window out of the car, according to the report. Officers then placed Vines in leg irons, and he kicked an officer in the head when they tried to put him back in the car, according to the report.

The report states Vines spit on an officer while he was on the way to the jail.

Somewhere during the whole incident, Vines threatened an officer, giving him the retaliation charge, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Sowell said.

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