CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff's Office arrested a 25-year-old man Thursday in connection to allegations that he crossed over two lanes of traffic and rammed the car of an individual who gave his wife a ride from a party on Jan. 15.
Henry Lee Faulk, of Grapeland, was arrested and charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Class B misdemeanor accident involving damage to a vehicle.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Crockett PD officer was dispatched to State Highway 287 North in front of a Polk's Pick It Up convenience store in reference to a hit-and-run wreck that had just occurred.
When the CPD officer arrived on the scene, he noticed a black Infinity G35 with extensive damage to its front end.
"It had obviously been in a head-on collision with something," the affidavit stated.
At that point, the Crockett PD officer spoke to the driver of the car. After they talked for a while, the driver of the car told the officer that he had been at a party on Sallas Street when he met a young woman.
After a while, the woman asked the alleged victim if he could drive her home to Grapeland, the affidavit stated. The man agreed, and they left Sallas Street and headed north toward Grapeland.
Once they had passed Loop 304, the driver of the Infinity realized that he needed gas and decided to stop at the Polk's Pick It Up on SH 287. When the man pulled in to get gas, he noticed the woman's husband, whom he only knew as Henry Lee Jr.
The woman told the alleged victim that the other man was her husband, and the Infinity driver drove off toward Crockett, the affidavit stated. The woman allegedly called her husband and was talking to him.
Just after the victim and the woman left the Polk's Pick It Up, the woman told the driver of the Infinity to stop and let her out of the car because her husband was coming back to get her, the affidavit stated.
"She said she would just walk back the short distance to the store," the affidavit stated.
The woman got out of the man's car just north of the Polk's Pick It Up and started walking back.
The alleged victim told the Crockett PD officer that because he no longer needed to take the woman to Grapeland, he turned around and headed back toward Crockett.
After the man turned around, he saw Faulk's gray Dodge pickup coming toward him.
"[Faulk] then intentionally left his northbound lane of travel and got into the southbound lane heading right toward [the victim]," the affidavit stated.
At that point, Faulk purposely rammed his truck head-on into the victim's Infinity, the affidavit stated.
The two men then got into an argument. Eventually Faulk got back into his truck, backed it up, and drove away, the affidavit stated.
The victim pulled over to the side of the road and called the police.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim was unable to provide the Crockett PD officer with a last name. The CPD officer investigated further and spoke to a Houston County dispatcher who said she knew of a Henry Lee Faulk that lived in Grapeland. Further investigation revealed that individual has a wife with the same name as the woman the alleged victim gave a ride, the affidavit stated.
After talking to Faulk's father and making several attempts to talk to Faulk and his wife, the Crockett PD officer, the couple provide witness statements to a Houston County Sheriff's Office deputy on Jan. 22.
The witness statements seemed to suggest that the woman was in the victim's vehicle against her will and that Faulk was "just trying to protect his wife and get her out of that vehicle," the affidavit stated.
"There is no evidence to support this, however," the affidavit stated. "There was never a call for help or any report to law enforcement by either of the Faulks in regard to any aspect of this event."
Faulk allegedly did admit to seeing the victim's car and swerving in front of it trying to stop it, the affidavit stated. The affidavit stated that Faulk caused the wreck by choosing to cross two lanes of traffic and that he admitted to leaving the scene without bothering to wait or call law enforcement.