LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 64-year-old man on Monday in connection to allegations that he pushed an LPD officer that tried to block his path three times. He turned around and put his hands behind his back when the officer drew his stun gun.
Donald Lester Walker, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony assaulting a public servant charge. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to the police report, Walker's family called the police because they moved funeral arrangements between funeral homes, and they were worried that he might be upset enough to assault someone.
LPD officers arrived on the scene and spoke to the funeral director. Family members told the officers that Walker could come into the funeral as long as he was civil and not aggressive.
When Walker pulled up to the Lufkin funeral home, the LPD officers on the scene went to speak to him, the report stated. Walker allegedly got out of his vehicle and ignored the officers when they tried to talk to him.
The police report stated that the LPD officers stepped in front of Walker when he went to the funeral home's front door.
"He was walking with a purpose," the police report stated.
After Walker allegedly told the officers he didn't want to talk to him, they blocked the entrance to the funeral home and tried to calm him down. After Walker pushed one of the officers a third time, the officer drew his stun gun, the report stated. At that point, Walker immediately turned around and put his hands behind his back.
Walker was arrested without any further incident and taken to jail.