Former 'Geronimo' pleads guilty, gets probation

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

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Belville man who once referred to himself as "PasDoctor Geronimo" and threatened a deputy over his K2 appeared more level-headed Thursday morning as he pleaded guilty to the crime.

Douglas Paul McCoy, 49, will serve four years of probation in Austin County on a charge of retaliation.

McCoy returned to court after being treated in a mental health institution. Prosecutor Art Bauereiss said McCoy appeared to be in much better mental shape.

"I think as long as he's on meds, he's all right," Bauereiss said. "He was extremely remorseful to the judge."

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.

"There was no mention of Geronimo today," Bauereiss said.

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