Lufkin police arrest man accused of damaging businesses while intoxicated

Kevin Kruse (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Kevin Kruse (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police have arrested a man accused of damaging items at two businesses while he was intoxicated Monday morning.

Kevin L. Kruse, 38, of Lufkin, is charged with state-jail felony criminal mischief and public intoxication.

According to the police report, officers responded to a call about a man with a bloody face outside Tractor Supply around 7:30 a.m. Officers reported finding Kruse incoherent, confused and intoxicated.

Officers took him to a hospital to be checked out before taking him to jail.

While on the scene, officers noticed unopened bags of trash scattered near the AT&T store and a damaged sprinkler box and blood on the ground. Zippy's Car Wash employees told an officer their business had damage, too.

Surveillance video showed Kruse breaking a sign and pushing over a menu sign until it broke off its base.

Damage at the AT&T store is estimated at $150, while the car wash damage is estimated at $4,400.

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