Lufkin man arrested after allegedly refusing to quit camping at court

Douglas McCoy mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Douglas McCoy mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested a man who has already had a few brushes with the law after he allegedly refused to quit camping out at the courthouse.

According to the police report, officers responded to the Angelina County Courthouse on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. after a judge reported that a man, later identified as Douglas Paul McCoy, 48, of Lufkin, was found camping overnight behind bushes at the courthouse.

The judge said he tried to speak to McCoy, but McCoy did not cooperate, so the judge spoke to two other judges and decided they wanted him to leave the property.

With officers present, the judge told McCoy to remove his tent from the property but McCoy refused to and shouted profanities and became aggressive toward the judge and others, according to the report.

The officers took McCoy into custody, but he refused to give them his name, saying his name was Geronimo, that he was a Cherokee indian and that he "forgot his white man's name and date of birth."

Officers learned the suspect was McCoy and he was to attend a hearing at 2:30 p.m. that date.

McCoy was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, failure to identify and criminal trespass.

McCoy was arrested in August after he was caught being high on K2 and stripping naked for Angelina County deputies on FM 1475, according to a previous report. Deputies arrested him after a brief struggle. McCoy bonded out of jail the next day and caught the same deputy outside the jail and threatened him if he did not get his K2 back. That deputy again arrested him, this time on a charge of retaliation.

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