Lufkin Police: Man chokes 7-year-old

Eddie Turner. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)
Eddie Turner. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested a man Monday night who is accused of choking a seven-year-old boy.

According to the report, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Palmore Road and arrested Eddie Charles Turner, 40, of Lufkin.

The report states Turner choked a seven-year-old boy. Turner told police the child's father struck Turner with a beer bottle in the face in retaliation for the choking.

An assault report was generated with Turner's complaint, but states the child's father and a witness said the assault did not occur.

Turner is charged with injury to a child. He is being held in the Angelina County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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