LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested two men, one for allegedly giving his younger brother a black eye, during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Martin Luther King Drive.
According to the police report, officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at 4 p.m. on the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Drive. The driver gave two false names before officers learned his real name was Jadelfrick L. Benton, 18, of Lufkin, and that there was a warrant for his arrest on a charge of third-degree injury to a child, according to the report.
The passenger, Jarred T. Hunt, 17, of Lufkin, did not have a driver's license and officers told him he could not take the vehicle. Hunt told the officers his brother would come get the vehicle, but while officers waited for him to arrive, Hunt got into the driver's seat and drove away, according to the report.
An officer stopped him on Leach Street and arrested him on a charge of no driver's license.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Benton is accused of punching his 13-year-old brother in the eye and giving him a black eye. An officer was able to use text messages between Benton and his mother as evidence to make the arrest. According to the affidavit, Benton admitted to his mother through text that he punched him because he was disrespectful. He also told his mother that he had a gun and he would kill his brother, according to the affidavit.