Lufkin man arrested for spitting on officer receives deferred adjudication sentence

Mug shot Courtesy: Angelina County Jail
Mug shot Courtesy: Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man who spat in an officer's face during his arrest last November will have to change his behavior if he wants to stay out of jail.

Johnny Jones Colin received deferred adjudication for the act.  In essence, he will have to follow strict probation terms for the next five years after reaching a plea agreement.  He was charged with Harassment of a Public Servant.  At the time of his arrest police said Colin was trying to avoid being taken into custody by spitting in the officer's face while he was being handcuffed last November.

According to the original police report, an officer responded to a residence located at Laurel Plaza Trailer Park, located at 421 East Laurel Ave., in reference to a disturbance. When the officer arrived, he spoke with the resident, who said Johnny Jones Colin, 24, was intoxicated in the home and causing a disturbance.

The officer did a check on Colin and learned there were two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The officer went in the home and informed him he was under arrest.

Colin refused to cooperate, according to the report, so the officer took Colin to the ground. Colin then rolled onto his back and spit into the face of the officer, the reported stated. It took two officers to carry Colin to a patrol vehicle, according to the report.

Colin was booked into the Angelina County Jail on charges of resisting arrest and harassment of a public servant, in addition to the two municipal court warrants.

Colin pleaded guilty to the sole count of Harassment of a Public Servant on Tuesday.  In addition to the deferred five year sentenced, he has to pay a $500 fine, attend anger management classes and undergo an evaluation to determine if he qualifies for substance abuse counseling.

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