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Houston County grand jury indicts man for assault that left victim unconscious with head trauma

Fredrick Scott Jr. (Houston County Jail) Fredrick Scott Jr. (Houston County Jail)
Marcus Peterson (Source: Houston County Jail) Marcus Peterson (Source: Houston County Jail)
Jessica Monk (Source: Houston County Jail) Jessica Monk (Source: Houston County Jail)

A Houston County grand jury has indicted a man for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in connection to an incident in which he allegedly assaulted another man and knocked him unconscious.

The alleged victim in the case wound up in the hospital with head trauma.

Fredrick Scott Jr. was among the 24 people indicted by the Houston County grand jury on March. 17. East Texas News obtained the grand jury indictment list Thursday.

The alleged assault occurred in the 200 block of Darius Street on Jan. 20. Lt. Clayton Smith, a spokesman for the Crockett Police Department, said that Scott’s assault on the victim left the man unconscious. The alleged victim was airlifted to a Tyler hospital for treatment.

Smith said they arrested Frederick Scott Jr., in Leon County on a charge of evading arrest. Charges for unauthorized use of motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon are pending.

Crockett police had asked the schools to go on lockdown due to the assault happening close to the campuses.

The Houston County grand jury also indicted Marcus Dewayne Peterson, 29, of Crockett for aggravated assault by threat with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and endangering a child for an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2016.

Peterson is accused of using a loaded Marlin.30-30-caliber rifle to threaten a man he accused of disrespecting him. According to the arrest affidavit, Peterson walked out of a back room in a home both men were at, “charged the lever action,” and pointed the rifle at the victim. The victim told police that Peterson pressed the muzzle of the rifle into his upper chest and pushed him into the door, the affidavit stated.

While Peterson was pointing the gun at the victim, the victim’s 4-year-old daughter was standing between the two men, the affidavit stated.

The victim shoved the gun away and started wrestling with Peterson, the affidavit stated. After the alleged victim managed to throw Peterson to the floor, he left the house to call 911.

Peterson allegedly came out of the house and tried to fight the victim again. The Crockett PD officers arrived on the scene a short time after that occurred.

Jessica Nicole Monk, 31, of Crockett was also indicted by the Houston County grand jury. She was indicted on a felony aggravated assault charge in connection to allegations that she got into an argument with a man on Feb. 9 and cut him with a knife from his armpit down to his hip.

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