ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 28-year-old Pollok man on Friday in connection to allegations that he fired several shots into the air and put a loaded shotgun against the forehead of a man who came to help a female friend at a residence on FM 843 earlier this month.
Cory Randall Allen was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released later Friday after he posted a bail amount of $10,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim went to the residence on FM 843 on April 2 to check on his friend who had been in an argument with Allen. When the woman said she wanted to leave the home, Allen physically prevented her from doing so, the affidavit stated.
At that point, Allen allegedly warned the victim to leave the home. The victim left and returned with another man in an effort to help his friend. The woman got into the vehicle with them, and Allen came outside and fired off three rounds from a shotgun and told his girlfriend that she couldn't leave, the affidavit stated.
Then Allen allegedly told the victim," I'm going to kill you" and put the shotgun to the victim's head, the affidavit stated. Terrified, Allen's girlfriend ran to a neighbor's house. According to the affidavit, the victim told the ACSO detective that he tried to wrestle the shotgun away from Allen because he feared for his life.
The affidavit stated that the victim's action caused Allen to fall down, and as a result, he and the other man were able to take the shotgun away from Allen.
When the detective spoke to Allen's girlfriend, she backed up the victim's version of what had happened, the affidavit stated.
During an interview with the detective, Allen allegedly admitted to getting into a fight with the two men who came to his house and firing his gun. However, Allen didn't mention his girlfriend and claimed he didn't know why the two men were at his house, the affidavit stated.
Allen allegedly grew angry when the detective asked him about his girlfriend but admitted that the time of them had been fighting before the altercation.