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Angelina Co. sheriff: Man tried to evict tenants by pointing rifle at them

Tex Sutton (Source: Angelina County Jail) Tex Sutton (Source: Angelina County Jail)
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 67-year-old man Thursday morning after he allegedly went to a property he owns and pointed a loaded rifle at the tenants he has been trying to evict.

Tex William Sutton, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. His bail amount has been set at $35,000.

According to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches, Sutton went to the sheriff’s office Thursday and said he wanted to evict some tenants from his property. Someone with the ACSO told Sutton that it was a civil process, and explained what Sutton needed to do.

Sutton left the sheriff’s office, and ACSO deputies responded to a disturbance in the 3000 block of Oakwood Drive at about 7:24 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived on the scene, the tenants told them that when they went out to investigate the noise, Sutton pointed a loaded rifle at them in an effort to get them to leave his property.

The sheriff’s office daily activity report said that Sutton also threatened them verbally.

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