Nacogdoches teen arrested after attacking grandfather with bat and deputy with fists

Nacogdoches teen arrested after attacking grandfather with bat and deputy with fists

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County teenager was taken into custody Thursday evening after he allegedly attacked his grandfather with a bat and then assaulted a responding deputy.

Sheriff Jason Bridges said his office responded to a disturbance report on County Road 817 shortly after 5:00 p.m. When a deputy arrived, he spotted the juvenile walking down the middle of CR 817. When the deputy stopped the boy, the deputy was immediately attacked.

The juvenile punched the law enforcement officer several times in in the head causing several lacerations. The juvenile was wearing a large ring on his finger which caused the injuries to be more severe to the deputy. The deputy was able to wrestle the juvenile to the ground and the struggle continued.

Sheriff Bridges stated the deputy was not able to get out on his portable radio to call for help.  The struggle finally ended when the juvenile ran out of energy and the deputy was able to outlast him. The teenager was then arrested.

Backup units arrived on scene along with detectives from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office. The deputy was taken to Nacogdoches County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Authorities were able to identify another victim in the case that the juvenile had previously attacked before deputies arrived. The teen had struck his 61-year-old grandfather in the head with a baseball bat. The victim was taken to the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital by EMS.

The assault occurred when the grandfather was trying to discipline the teen, according to Bridges. The juvenile went into a fit of rage and attacked his grandfather with the bat.

The juvenile has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer and aggravated assault to a family member. Both assaults caused serious bodily injury. The juvenile was arrested and booked into the Greg County Juvenile Detention Center.

Bridges said both the deputy and grandfather are recovering from their injuries and were released from the hospital.