LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 27-year-old man after he allegedly climbed into his mother's house via a window and started breaking things in the home before forced his way into his mother's bedroom and threatened to hit her with a television.
Bobby Wayne Smith, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of burglary with the intent to commit another felony. No bail has been set at this time.
Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said LPD officers were dispatched out to a residence in the 100 block of Palmetto Court at approximately 2:33 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a disturbance in progress.
When LPD officers arrived on the scene, Smith fled out the back door of the home, but he was found hiding in the woods behind the residence, Casper said. He was detained while the officers conducted their investigation.
The officers learned from the victim and a witness that Smith had entered the residence through a window. Once he was inside, Smith started breaking things and hitting the walls, Casper said. After breaking numerous items in the home, Smith allegedly forced his way into the bedroom that his mother had fled to for her protection.
"Once inside the room, Smith picked up a television over his head as if to hit the victim with it," Casper said.
The LPD officers also learned that Smith had been involved in past family violence incidents with the most recent one being the previous night. In addition, Smith had a criminal trespass warning for the residence and entered the home without permission, Casper said.
Because Smith entered the home without permission in an attempt to commit a felony, he was charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony.
Smith's arrest record dates back to April 2005, according to the Angelina County Jail Website.