Man who once called himself 'PasDoctor Geronimo' back in Angelina Co. jail

Douglas McCoy (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Douglas McCoy (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Belville man who once referred to himself as "PasDoctor Geronimo" has found himself back in trouble with Angelina County law enforcement. Douglas Paul McCoy was arrested Saturday on a third-degree felony charge of tampering with a government document.

McCoy, 51, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail. His bail has been set at $100,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, McCoy was at the Texas Department of Public Safety office in Lufkin on Feb. 3 when a driver's license examiner told him to sign his name on a physician's statement form and have his doctor sign it as well.

However, McCoy allegedly signed both the patient and doctor signature lines with his name, the affidavit stated.

"After the [examiner] notified McCoy that he could not sign for the physician's signature, he became belligerent and uncooperative and stated, 'God made him a doctor,'" the affidavit stated.

A DPS trooper escorted McCoy off the premises and contacted the Angelina County District Attorney's Office about filing a tampering with a government record charge against McCoy. A warrant was issued on Feb. 7, and Lufkin Police officers picked him up on Feb. 8.

In July 2012, McCoy pleaded guilty to threatening an Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputy over an amount of K2 that was confiscated. McCoy was sentenced to four years of probation in Austin County on a charge of retaliation.

McCoy's return to court came after he was treated in a mental health institution.

"I think as long as he's on meds, he's all right," said then-Assistant District Attorney Art Bauereiss. "He was extremely remorseful to the judge."

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested McCoy in August 2011 after he was allegedly high on K2 and stripped naked for them during a wellness check on FM 1475. After McCoy bonded out of jail, he allegedly threatened the deputy who arrested him, saying he wanted his K2 back. Deputies walked him right back into the jail on a retaliation charge.

In an email to KTRE in February 2012, McCoy called himself "PasDoctor Geronimo" and said he was ready to camp out on the sheriff's office property to celebrate his 49th birthday. His letter invited specific women to party with him. None of the women showed up, but Sheriff Kent Henson was there to arrest him for criminal trespass after he refused to leave.

After that arrest, McCoy was sent to a state mental institution until he was declared mentally competent to stand trial.

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