LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a 29-year-old man Monday in connection to allegations that he harassed a deputy over a recent traffic stop and told him, "I am going to rip your f---ing head off."
Dustin Kyle Oliver is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony obstruction or retaliation charge. No bail amount has been set at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, the incident happened on Aug. 13 at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant located at 4605 Medford Drive. Two ACSO deputies were eating when three men walked into the restaurant.
One of the deputies recognized one of the three men as a man that he had encountered on a previous traffic stop, Oliver. He used profane language and acted agitated, the affidavit stated.
Oliver allegedly said, "Since when did you guys start clocking people? Y'all haven't ever pulled people over for nothing."
After the traffic stop, one of the passengers posted a picture of the deputy's patrol unit on social media with the caption, "Sheriff's Department is a joke~ 3 of em for a traffic stop."
Oliver told one of the men that he was with that one of the deputies was the one who stopped him. He allegedly smirked as he walked by the deputy and asked if he had been throwing people's IDs at them that day. The deputies then heard Oliver talking to his friends about how unprofessional ACSO deputies were.
According to the affidavit, Oliver then approached one of the deputies and said, face to face, "When you stopped me the other day, you were disrespectful and that was f---ed up."
At that point, Oliver got up and started walking toward the door. However, he was still speaking to the deputy, and he said," When people get a badge, they think they are something. … I am going to rip your f---ing head off," the affidavit stated.
Oliver and one of his friends left the restaurant, and two Chick-Fil-A employees allegedly overheard Oliver say," What are they going to do, arrest us?"
One of the ACSO deputies went outside to talk to the two men. Oliver and the other man then walked across the parking lot to a utilities work truck, and before they got in, they yelled at the deputies. However, they only word they could make out was, "Mike."
The arrest affidavit stated that Oliver threatened to harm the ACSO deputy "in retaliation or on account" of the deputy giving him a traffic citation.