NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Things got a little tense at a Nacogdoches County water board meeting Tuesday. A man in attendance at the meeting allegedly cursed at board members, and when he was asked to leave, he attempted pull a knife from a sheath on his belt.
Charles W. Rogers, 62, of Douglass, was charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a Class B misdemeanor charge of disrupting a meeting or procession. He posted a collectively bail of $11,500 and was released from the jail on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the arrest affidavit, Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance involving a subject that was being detained at a water board meeting held in the 20000 block of FM 343.
When the deputies arrived on the scene, they learned that Rogers had been in attendance at the meeting when he started cursing at the board members. Witnesses said that after Rogers was asked to leave, he started to unsheathe a knife clipped to his belt.
A water board member restrained Rogers and the knife was taken from him.
Rogers was arrested without further incident and taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail.