LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 25-year-old man on Monday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly struck another man with a tire iron on Jan. 30.
Demario Jeniod Hill, of Lufkin, was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He posted a $10,000 bail and was released from the jail Tuesday.
East Texas News obtained a copy of Hill's arrest affidavit Wednesday.
According to the arrest affidavit, the alleged assault took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at a business in the 800 block of Kurth Drive. The victim told the responding Lufkin Police officer that he was talking to another person when the suspect, who was later identified as Hill, walked up to him and started hitting him with the tire iron.
The victim said he did not see the victim walking toward and that he did not provoke the attack by words or actions. According to the affidavit, the victim had a visible laceration on his left wrist.
A Lufkin PD detective interviewed a woman who witnessed the assault. She told the detective that she knows the victim but does not know Hill. The female witness told the detective that she was pulling in the parking lot where the alleged assault occurred when she saw a man get out a green car and approach the victim, who was facing in the opposite direction.
According to the affidavit, the woman told the LPD detective that the suspect was carrying a tire iron, and he walked over to the victim and began hitting him with the tire iron.
"[The witness] stated that she saw [the victim] struck at least two times," the affidavit stated. "[The witness] reported that she then tried to break up the altercation."
When the store manager came outside, the suspect left in his vehicle, the affidavit stated.
Later, the victim identified Hill from a photo lineup.