LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 25-year-old Pollok man on Sunday after he allegedly walked out of the Pitser Garrison Convention Center with a beer in his hand and punched an LPD officer that had ordered him to put his hands on a vehicle for a pat-down search.
Christopher Blaine Jones was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of assaulting a public servant, a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. He was released from jail later Sunday after he posted a $5,500 bail.
According to the narrative of the Lufkin Police Department incident report, a Lufkin Police officers was dispatched out to the Pitser Garrison Convention Center located at 601 N. Second Street to assist another officer at approximately 11:12 p.m. Sunday.
When the officer arrived on the scene, he found an LPD sergeant standing in front of Jones, who was sitting with his hands cuffed in front of him. It was obvious that Jones had been hit in the stomach area with a dart from an electric stun device. The second officer on the scene took Jones to the emergency room at Lufkin's Memorial Hospital, where the dart was removed.
According to the narrative, Jones had walked out of the Pitser Garrison Convention Center with a beer in his hand. The LPD sergeant confronted him about the alcoholic beverage in his hand and told him to place his hands on a vehicle for a pat-down search.
At that point, Jones allegedly turned and punched the sergeant. The LPD sergeant deployed his Taser and took Jones into custody. A bystander assisted the Lufkin Police sergeant.