'Geronimo' ready to plead guilty in Lufkin after mental treatment

Douglas McCoy (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Douglas McCoy (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Belville man who allegedly threatened a deputy for not giving him his K2 back has been declared competent to stand trial and will plead guilty to the charge.

Al Charanza said Douglas Paul McCoy, 49, has reached an agreement with the state and will plead guilty to a charge of retaliation.

"He's competent to stand trial now and we want to dispose of it as soon as possible," Charanza said.

McCoy is scheduled for an Aug. 29 hearing.

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested McCoy last August after he was allegedly high on K2 and stripped naked for them during a wellness check on FM 1475. After McCoy bonded out of jail, he allegedly threatened the deputy who arrested him, saying he wanted his K2 back. Deputies walked him right back into the jail on a retaliation charge.

In an email to KTRE in February, McCoy called himself "PasDoctor Geronimo" and said he was ready to camp out on the sheriff's office property to celebrate his 49th birthday. His letter invited specific women to party with him. None of the women showed up, but Sheriff Kent Henson was there to arrest him for criminal trespass after he refused to leave.

After that arrest, McCoy was sent to a state mental institution until he was declared mentally competent to stand trial. Charanza said that time has come.

"The treatment has been very beneficial and he's now competent to stand trial," Charanza said.

Charanza confirmed McCoy is a former state fire marshal.

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