CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Crockett Police Department arrested a 42-year-old man on Christmas Day after he allegedly fought with a police officer that was trying to take him into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.
Christopher Mark Jenkins, of Crockett, is still being held in the Houston County Jail on a third-degree felony assault of a public servant charge, a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge, a Class A misdemeanor failure to identify as a fugitive charge, and a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Crockett PD officer was at the EZ Stop Convenience store located at 501 West Goliad Avenue at about 11 p.m. on Dec. 25 when he saw Jenkins getting fuel at the pumps. Because the officer was familiar with Jenkins, he knew the man had an outstanding failure to appear warrant out of Houston County.
When the CPD officer walked up to Jenkins and told him about the outstanding warrant, Jenkins allegedly began to pull his hands away when the officer grabbed him to arrest him, Jenkins also started backing away, and slapped the officer's arm away from him, the affidavit stated.
At that point, the Crockett PD officer tried to take Jenkins to the ground, but he wasn't able to overpower the other man. Jenkins then pushed the officer down, and both men fell to the concrete, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, the CPD officer received scrapes on his knuckles and arms, along with a sore left knee.
When the two men stood back up, the officer reached for his Taser, and Jenkins allegedly grabbed his arm for a brief moment in an effort to stop him. Another Crockett PD officer ran up to assist the first officer and took Jenkins to the ground, where they put him in handcuffs.
The second officer also received a scrape to the knee.
Once Jenkins was in custody, the officers found a used crack cocaine pipe in the pocket of the coat he was wearing, the affidavit stated.