LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 29-year-old Lufkin man who shoplifted from a dollar store and was caught with cocaine agreed to two concurrent 10-year prison sentences Monday.
Christopher Samuel Williams, 29, appeared in front of Judge Barry Bryan in Angelina County's 217th District Court. He avoided a jury trial by agreeing to the concurrent prison terms, which means he will serve both sentences at the same time.
According to the initial police report, Lufkin Police officers were dispatched to the Dollar General store on Atkinson Drive on October 17, 2013. The 911 dispatcher told the officers that the suspect was in a white Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot of the store.
After two LPD officers arrived on the scene at the same time in separate squad cars, Williams tried to leave by driving between the two police vehicles. One of the squad cars had its emergency lights on, the report stated.
Williams almost hit the two LPD cars and did not stop until one of the officers yelled at him, according to the report.
When one of the officers spoke to the store manager, she told him that she saw Williams walk to the back of the store with baby clothes in his hands. She then noticed that he didn't have the clothes when he walked back to the front of the store, adjusting the front of his pants.
According to the report, the manager followed Williams out of the store and asked for the items back. Williams then pulled some baby wipes and clothes out of his pants.
Because Williams had two prior theft convictions, he was charged with state-jail felony theft.
Inside Williams' car, officers found a metal Altoids box that had rust on the outside. Inside the box was a cocaine rock, according to the report. Police also charged Williams with possession of a controlled substance.