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Former county commissioner's son sentenced for holding game warden at gun point

Todd Allen Crabtree (Source: Upshur County Jail) Todd Allen Crabtree (Source: Upshur County Jail)
According to Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd, 28-year-old Todd Allen Crabtree has been sentenced to two years of probation for unlawful restraint of a peace officer.

In court on Tuesday, Crabtree read a detailed apology he had written regarding the October 2012 incident. The game warden involved in the altercation, Texas Game Warden Shane Bailey, and 25 other game wardens were present for Crabtree's sentencing.
Crabtree and his father, former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree, were arrested for aggravated assault against a public servant on October 6, 2012 in Big Sandy after holding a Game Warden at gun point. State Game Warden Shane Bailey went onto the private property of the Crabtree family to do a routine check of hunters.

Bailey was confronted by two armed men who pointed their weapons at him and disarmed him. The Game Warden used his cell phone to call 911 for help. Officials responded to the scene and were able to safely release the Game Warden. Both men were arrested and taken to the Upshur County Sheriff's office.

Lloyd Crabtree, 52, was sentenced to five years of probation and 200 hours of community service on October 11 for his involvement in the incident.

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