LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 33-year-old West Columbia man after he allegedly stole two digital levels from Sears and used one to whack a store employee in the head after workers tried to detain him.
Roy David Allen Jr. is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a second-degree felony robbery charge. His bond has been set at $75,000.
According to the police report, the incident occurred between 3:50 and 4 p.m. Monday at the Sears store located in the Lufkin Mall at 4600 S. Medford Drive.
Employees at the store attempted to detain Allen after he allegedly stole two Craftsman digital levels from the store. During the scuffle, Allen reportedly hit an employee with one of the levels, causing a laceration on the individual's head.
The employees managed to detain Allen until Lufkin Police officers arrived on the scene.