Sheriff's Office: Huntington man cut nephew on stomach in fight

Sheriff's Office: Huntington man cut nephew on stomach in fight

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 37-year-old Huntington man Tuesday in connection to allegations that he got into a fight with his nephew and cut him on the stomach with a knife after he threatened the man and two women with a large piece of wood.

Justin Kane Lilley, 37, is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault-family violence charge, a Class C misdemeanor capias pro fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, and a Class C misdemeanor theft charge. No bail amount has been set on the assault charge, and his bail was set at $829 for the two misdemeanors.

Capt. Alton Lenderman with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said the assault occurred at a home in the 100 block of Bruce Thornton Drive Tuesday.

Lilley's nephew told deputies that when he came home from playing baseball, his uncle appeared to be high on some type of drug. He was outside pacing and swinging a large piece of wood at his nephew and two women. A fight ensued when the nephew tried to take the wood from Lilley, the affidavit stated.

During the fight, Lilley allegedly pulled out a knife and cut his nephew on the stomach. The nephew was treated at the scene and released, Lenderman said.

The nephew told the ACSO deputies that he tried to wrestle the wood away from his uncle because the other man made several threatening remarks toward him and the women.

The deputies at the scene found a knife matching the description of the one the nephew said he was stabbed with in the back of the home.

Lilley was arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.

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