ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a 39-year-old man Thursday after he allegedly assaulted his estranged ex-girlfriend and threatened her with a shotgun. He later fought back against the ACSO deputies when they tried to arrest him.
William Cody Fowler, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than one gram, and a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $28,500.
Capt. Alton Lenderman with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said that ACSO deputies were dispatched out to a mobile home in the county in reference to an assault that had just occurred. The alleged victim told dispatch that Fowler, her estranged ex-boyfriend, had hit her.
The alleged victim also told dispatch that after she got into her pickup, Fowler walked toward her with a shotgun and fired it into the air, Lenderman said.
Lenderman said the alleged victim had already left the scene when the ACSO deputies arrived.
When the deputies arrived, Fowler stood in the open front door of the mobile home with a long gun in his hands. Lenderman said. Fowler obeyed the deputies' commands to drop the shotgun and started walking toward them.
The ACSO deputies ordered Fowler to his knees, and he resisted them and pulled his hands away when they tried to take him into custody. After Fowler was taken into custody, he was taken to the county jail without any further incident.
When Fowler was searched at the county jail, a jailer found a clear plastic bag containing .8 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, Lenderman said.
Lenderman said a spent yellow 12-gauge shotgun shell was found at the scene.