Police: Lufkin woman poured hot grease on boyfriend while he was sleeping

Felicia Polk (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Felicia Polk (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police have arrested a woman accused of following up on her threat to pour hot grease on her live-in boyfriend while he was sleeping on Tuesday.

Felicia L. Polk, 50, is charged with second-degree aggravated assault and Class C possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the police report, officers responded to the 300 block of Humason Avenue around 3 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. It was reported by the victim that Polk had poured what he thought was hot water with rice all over him while he was in bed. The victim said she was still at the home and was trying to boil another pot to pour on him.

Officers came to the home and said they saw several burn marks on the victim's face and neck and that he was burned all over his upper back, neck, head, face and chest. The officer said Polk was standing outside of her bedroom door and kept telling the victim to tell the truth an that "he was not going to pin this on her."

An officer spoke with Polk and said she said she did not pour any hot grease or rice on the victim while he was asleep, but that it was a woman named "Linda" who was over there earlier who did it. She said there was no proof that she did it, according to the report.

Another officer spoke with the victim, who said he was in bed asleep when he woke up to his skin burning and Polk standing over him pouring the hot liquid and rice on him. He said he got up and away from Polk and went to the living room. He said Polk tried to pour more on him but instead poured it all over a recliner.

He said Polk had been drinking all day and was very drunk. He said Polk had threatened him that she would pour hot grease all over him while he was asleep, but he ignored the threat until it happened. The victim was then taken to a Lufkin hospital to have his wounds treated.

While in the process of arresting Polk, an officer found a crack pipe in her purse, according to the report.

The victim suffered first- and second-degree burns on about two percent of his body, according to the report.

Polk is still in jail on a collective bond of $25,500.

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