LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 58-year-old Lufkin man accepted a plea bargain deal of three years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison on Thursday for trying to break into a truck parked outside a body shop and fighting with the two men who tried to detain him in October 2013.
Carl Edward Moss appeared in Judge Barry Bryan's 217th Judicial District Court Thursday. As part of the plea bargain deal, he pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony robbery charge.
Elmer Beckworth, an assistant district attorney with Angelina County, said that Moss told authorities that he was trying to break into the truck to steal a flashlight.
According to the police report, the incident occurred at the A&B Body Shop located in the 1700 block of North Raguet Street on Oct. 15. The report stated that the two witnesses suffered minor injuries during the scuffle to detain Moss until police arrived.
Because the witnesses suffered injuries during the attempted theft, the charge was upgraded to robbery. Moss was arrested at the scene and transported to the Angelina County Jail.
The Angelina County Web site stated that Moss was arrested on April 26 and charged with burglary of a vehicle, evading arrest, and resisting arrest.