LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police have arrested a Livingston woman said to have Aryan Brotherhood ties following a shooting over her boyfriend firing someone.
Cassie Taylor, 27, is charged with second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the arrest affidavit, police responded to Cactus Express, located at 3860 Atkinson Drive, on Dec. 11, following a shooting. The affidavit states an officer spoke to a couple in the police lobby. The man wanted to report he was threatened by his ex-boss and that his wife had been shot at by his ex-boss's girlfriend, Taylor.
The man said it happened after he was fired. He said he drove a log truck for him and that it was broken, so his boss wanted him to return it to their home in Livingston. He said he was texting back and forth with the couple and they became rude in their messages. he said he texted them to stop being that way and that is when they fired him. He said they wanted their truck back, and he wanted the $300 he was owed for working, and they agreed to meet at Cactus Express.
He said he arrived at the business to find Taylor and her boyfriend parked, and his boss had a black revolver. He said another man was able to get the boss to put the gun away. He said his boss is bound to an electric wheelchair, the affidavit stated. He said their discussion became heated, and his wife and Taylor began arguing,
He said Taylor then ran toward the van to get the revolver and that is when Taylor almost knocked his wife to the ground and a physical altercation broke out. He said he was able to get his hands on Taylor, and the other man got his hands on the man's wife and get her into their vehicle.
He said his boss started to yell at a fourth man, one who was supposed to drive the log truck back to Livingston, to get the gun out of the van and to shoot at him and his wife. He said he let Taylor go and began running and told his wife to drive away. He said while he was running, he could hear a gunshot. His wife told police she got into the driver seat and began backing out of the driveway when Taylor retrieved the gun and fired a shot at her, missing the car.
The man said his ex-boss and Taylor are affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood.
Police then interviewed the friend of the man, who said after they had left, Taylor and her boyfriend made comments about how they were going to get their Aryan Brotherhood friends to kill the man's son and then him and his wife. He said the ex-boss talked about how they were going to drag the man with a truck "like his friends did with the male subject from Jasper."
Police then called Taylor and her boyfriend, who denied having a gun. They said the wife had assaulted Taylor.
Police then contacted the friend to get contact information for the Cactus Express owner. That was when Taylor called his phone and the friend put the call on three-way so the officer could hear Taylor toll him the police would be calling him to question him about the incident. The affidavit says Taylor admitted to lying to police, and he needed to tell police the same.
Police obtained a warrant for Taylor's arrest on Dec. 12. She was arrested on the charge on Wednesday Her bail has not been set yet.