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Polk County grand jury indicts man accused of ramming girlfriend's vehicle with pickup

Allen McGovern Jr. (Source: Polk County Jail) Allen McGovern Jr. (Source: Polk County Jail)
Steve Knight (Source: Polk County Jail) Steve Knight (Source: Polk County Jail)
Jamie Brown (Source: Polk County Jail) Jamie Brown (Source: Polk County Jail)
Roy Johnson (Source: Polk County Jail) Roy Johnson (Source: Polk County Jail)
LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -

A Polk County grand jury has indicted a man who rammed his girlfriend’s vehicle with his pickup in October of 2015. 

At the time of the incident, the man’s 8-month-old child was in the truck with him, according to the arrest affidavit.

Allen Ray McGovern, 36, of Onalaska, was indicted on two second-degree felony charges - aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child.

According to the arrest affidavit, a Polk County Sheriff’s office deputy was dispatched out to a disturbance in progress on Bob Willis Road on Oct. 11, 2015.

A witness told the deputy that McGovern had rammed his girlfriend’s vehicle with his silver step-side pickup. After ramming the woman’s vehicle, McGovern allegedly chased the woman and tried to run her off the road.

The affidavit stated that while all this was going on, McGovern had his 8-month-old child in the pickup with him, and the baby wasn’t restrained in a car seat.

The Polk County grand jury also indicted a 40-year-old Corrigan man in connection to allegations that he stole prescription pain medication from his mother after getting a friend to sign for them and cleaned out her bank account.

Steve Edward Knight was indicted on a felony exploitation of the elderly charge. When he was arrested back in February, he was also charged with forgery of a financial institution.

On Feb. 16, two Corrigan PD officers were called out to the 100 block of James Street in regard to a welfare concern. When they got there, a registered nurse with Kindred Hospice out of Livingston met them outside and told them that she has been taking care of Knight's 77-year-old mother.

The nurse told the two CPD officers that her patient had complained to her several times about Knight's drug use, fraud, and forgery, Gibson said. Knight's mother told her caregiver that she had not been given her medicine for three days. Knight's mother also allegedly told the caregiver than she was hungry and had not been fed.

When the nurse looked through the woman's medication, she saw that three prescription drugs - hydrocodone, Xanax, and morphine - missing. The Corrigan PD officers investigated further and found that Jamie Brown, a Lufkin resident, signed for the prescription medications on Feb. 9 at Brookshire Brothers and gave them to Knight, Gibson said.

Brown was also indicted on a felony exploitation of the elderly charge.

Roy Lee Johnson, 62, of Chester, was also indicted by the Polk County grand jury. He was indicted on two third-degree felony assault of a public servant charges.

The indictments were in connection to allegations that he kicked or punched a woman’s door in and then fought with Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies when they tied to put him in the back of a patrol unit back in February. He is accused of kicking a PCSO deputy in the face.

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