Lufkin man accused of stabbing girlfriend's son with screwdriver

Herman Wallace (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Herman Wallace (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Lufkin man accused of threatening his girlfriend and stabbing her son with a screwdriver earlier this month in the northern part of the county.

Herman Andrew Wallace, 35, is charged with second-degree aggravated assault.

According to the arrest affidavit, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Sabine Circle on July 18. When they arrived, they spoke ot a woman and her son, who said Wallace had assaulted them. The woman said she is dating Wallace and she did not want to pursue charges against him. However, her son said he did want to pursue charges.

The son told deputies that Wallace arrived at his mother's home and has a screwdriver in his hand. He said Wallace saw his girlfriend was talking to a friend at the home and ran toward them "in an aggressive manner," accusing his girlfriend of having a sexual relationship with her friend. The son said Wallace put the screwdriver to her throat.

The son said he tried to protect his mother and that is when Wallace stabbed him with the screwdriver in the left side of his rib cage.

The son said he then ran into the home and got a .22-cal. rifle. He said his mother grabbed the gun to stop any further violence. The son said Wallace then pushed her to the ground and kicked and kneed her and grabbed the rifle before leaving the home.

Deputies obtained a warrant for Wallace's arrest on Monday and arrested him Tuesday. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.

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