SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Sabine County Sheriff's Office arrested a 57-year-old man on April 25 in connection to allegations that he hit a woman with the bucket of his tractor, causing minor injuries to her leg.
John Carl Webb, of Bronson, was booked into the Sabine County Jail on second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and a felony probation violation charge. He was released from the jail on April 27 after he posted a bail amount of $75,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched out to check on a disturbance at a property in the 4500 block of Highway 96 North on April 25. The 911 dispatcher told the responding deputies that the caller said she had been run over by a tractor.
When the SCSO deputy spoke to the victim, a woman, she told him she saw a man she knew as "Poppa Johnny" operating a tractor behind her house. The woman told her nephew to go see what the man was doing on her property with a tractor, the affidavit stated.
The woman said Poppa Johnny, who was later identified as Webb, told her nephew, "You can tell her it's none of their [expletive] business," the affidavit stated.
After the victim went out to Webb and asked him why he talked to her nephew that way, he allegedly told her, "I done told y'all to get this [expletive] off his [expletive] property."
According to the affidavit, the woman told Webb it was her property, not his. At that point, Webb continued to push brush and dirt with the bucket of the tractor, and the bucket came in contact with her leg, causing injuries.
The SCSO deputy noticed a large scrape on her left leg, just below her knee, the affidavit stated. He also saw that her skin appeared to broken and bruised. An ambulance was called to the scene, but the woman refused medical treatment, the affidavit stated.
The deputy then talked to Webb to get his side of what happened. Webb told the SCSO deputy that he was on his property cleaning up garbage that the victim had dumped on it when the woman came and sat down in front of his tractor while he was working the affidavit stated.
"Webb said that he told her, that's fine; he had all night," the affidavit stated. "When asked why he hit [the victim] with the tractor, J. Webb said that he didn't. She is just saying that."
Webb told the SCSO deputy that the victim picked up a large branch and threw it at him and that the branch must have hit her in the process, the affidavit stated.