LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 23-year-old man Tuesday after he allegedly put a pistol to woman's head and told her, "(Expletive), I will kill you."
Justin Johnson, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegal dumping, and motion to revoke probation for a past fail to identify as a fugitive charge. Collectively, his bond has been set at $10,500.
According to the arrest affidavit, the complainant told police that she and her brother were visiting with friends at Lufkin's Ward Park when the incident occurred on January 22. Johnson and her brother started "play fighting," which quickly escalated into a real fight.
After the brother won the upper hand, "Justin Johnson) became upset and left the park to go get a gun," the affidavit stated. Upon hearing that Johnson was going to get a gun, the complainant's brother left the park.
The affidavit stated that Johnson then returned to the park, and kept asking for the brother despite the fact that several people at the park kept trying to convince him to take the gun back to the nearby residence.
At that point, the woman told police that she approached Justin and asked, "You going to shoot my brother just because he beat you up?" She then turned around and started walking away from him, the affidavit said.
"When Justin took the gun away from her head, (the complainant) said something about him getting beat up again by her brother," the affidavit stated. "Justin pointed the gun back at her head."
The complainant told police that she was not in fear for her life and that she tried to grab the gun from Johnson. She said the gun was black in color with a long barrel and described it a way that made it sound like a semiautomatic pistol.
Johnson allegedly left the park as soon as he realized that "everyone was calling the police department."
Because the complainant had accidentally dialed her mother during the confrontation, the mother corrobated her story. Numerous witnesses at the park also backed up her version of the story.