NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police officers arrested a 36-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted two women, ages 77 and 55, at a residence in the 2000 block of Sutton Street and then resisted arrested when officers tried to take him into custody Thursday.
James Leo Lacy, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a first-degree felony injury to elderly charge, a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, a Class A misdemeanor interfering with an emergency call charge, and a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. No bail amounts have been set at this time for his charges.
Sgt. Brent Handy with the Nacogdoches Police Department said that NPD officers responded to a 911 call about a disturbance in progress at a home in the 2000 block of Sutton Street Thursday night. When they arrived on the scene, they found that Lacy had assaulted two women, ages 55 and 77, Handy said.
The two women were taken to a Nacogdoches hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, Handy said.
Lacy allegedly struggled with the officers when they tried to take him into custody. Handy said Lacy also resisted when the NPD officers went to put him in the back of a patrol unit, causing them to force him to get inside.
Handy said the interfering with an emergency phone call charge stemmed from the fact that Lacy physically tried to keep one of the victims from calling 911.