Affidavit: Diboll man smashed car window with brick, endangered 3 kids

Affidavit: Diboll man smashed car window with brick, endangered 3 kids

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 35-year-old Diboll man on a laundry list of charges stemming from an alleged domestic disturbance in which he smashed in the back window of a vehicle driven by his wife and endangered their three children.

Antywine Triall Oliphant was also arrested on an unrelated felony charge in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in January of 2005.

Oliphant is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, a state-jail felon endangering a child charge, a state-jail criminal mischief between $1,500 and $20,000 charge, a felony failure to register as a sex offender with a previous conviction charge, and a Class A misdemeanor failure to identify as a fugitive charge.

Collectively, Oliphant's bail has been set at $116,000.

According to the arrest affidavit obtained by the Diboll Police Department, a DPD officer was dispatched out to a residence on North Temple Drive to speak to Oliphant's wife about an alleged disturbance on Sept. 18, 2014.

The woman told the Diboll Police officer that around midnight on Sept. 18, 2014, she was at her residence with Oliphant when she went through his cell phone and found some "unsettling" text messages that caused her to believe her husband was cheating on her with another woman, the affidavit stated.

At the time, Oliphant was asleep, and the woman told police that she started loading their three kids and some of her things into her father's 2003 Ford. According to the affidavit, she somehow woke Oliphant up before she could get away from the home.

After Oliphant woke up, he started asking his wife what time it was because she was his ride to work. The affidavit stated that when the woman refused to speak to him, Oliphant started cursing her and said, "[Expletive], you are going to take me to work."

According to the affidavit, Oliphant's wife told him, "No" while she was leaving the home.

Enraged, Oliphant allegedly started throwing boots at and punching the 2003 Ford. As the woman tried to get away in the car, Oliphant took one of their three children, who was strapped into a car seat, out of the vehicle, the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, Oliphant set the child on the ground and started looking for a brick. The wife told the Diboll Police officer that while Oliphant was distracted, she grabbed the car seat containing her daughter and put it back in her father's vehicle.

Upon realizing, that Oliphant had found a brick, the wife jumped back into the vehicle and tried to drive away, according to the affidavit. At that point, Oliphant reportedly used the brick to smash in the back window of the 2003 Ford, showering "small and very sharp" shards of glass onto his three children.

The affidavit stated that the car was moving when Oliphant took a second swing at it with the brick, denting the top of the trunk and damaging the passenger side tail light. According to the affidavit, an estimate from a body shop showed the cost of repairs to the 2003 Ford to be $4,089.

According to the arrest affidavit for the Oliphant's unrelated aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, that incidents started on Jan. 1, 2005. At the time, Oliphant was babysitting the 10-year-old victim at an apartment complex on Robert Williams Street in Diboll.

The victim told police that Oliphant exposed himself to her, watched her take baths, and touched her inappropriately on several occasions and that the abuse lasted for about three years. Then in the summer of 2007, the victim went to live with her older sister in Houston.

While she was living with her sister, the victim told her sister about the things Oliphant had allegedly done to her. The older sister then contacted the victim's older brother, who an acquaintance of Oliphant's, was according to the affidavit stated.

The affidavit stated that after the older brother confronted Oliphant about the allegations, Oliphant denied them and convinced the other man that they weren't true. As a result, the older brother allegedly told the victim not to tell anyone else about what had happened.

"The victim stated that she wanted to tell the police, but was under the impression that she could not contact the police on her own to file charges until she was 18," the affidavit stated.

Oliphant has a previous arrest and conviction for sexual assault of a child on his record. According to Angelina County records and the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Database, Oliphant was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on May 1, 1997 and sentenced to seven years of deferred adjudication.

Then on Nov. 19, 1998, an Angelina County accepted a motion to adjudicate guilt in connection to Oliphant's aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, and he was sentenced to four years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison.

Angelina County records indicate that Oliphant has a lengthy arrest record that dates back to August of 1996. The charges listed in his arrest record include evading arrest with a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault of a child, burglary of a habitation, deadly conduct (discharge of a firearm), and delivery of a controlled substance.

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