LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Game wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department arrested a 22-year-old Lufkin man for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday after he and his brother allegedly used brass knuckles to beat up a man in the Rivercrest community on May 18.
Bennie Lee Tubbs is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second -degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No bail has been set at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, Angelina County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Wisteria Way on May 18 to talk to a man about an assault that occurred on Muddy River Road in the Rivercrest community, The complainant told the deputies that Tubbs' brother used brass knuckles to punch him in the head and face and that Tubbs assisted in the assault by hitting him in the head, face, and neck.
The complainant had swelling around both eyes and a cut above his right eye.
"Brass knuckles are a deadly weapon as designated by the Texas Penal Code known to cause death or serious bodily injury in the manner of their use," the affidavit stated.
The affidavit stated four witnesses gave accounts that backed up the complainant's description of what happened to him. In addition, the affidavit stated that Tubbs was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon because he took part in an assault in which a deadly weapon was used to cause bodily injury.