Toxicology shows Lufkin man killed in April standoff had meth in system

Stacy Sturdivant (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Stacy Sturdivant (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An autopsy and toxicology report released on Tuesday shows a Lufkin man killed in a six-hour standoff with law enforcement in April had meth in his system.

The final autopsy also confirms what the preliminary autopsy showed: Stacy Sturdivant, 46, was killed by an officer bullet.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to reports of a person barricaded inside a Moffett-area home on April 24. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Nacogdoches Police Department SWAT, and Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office were positioned at a staging area near Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Farm to Market Road 842.

At the time, it was unclear whether Sturdivant was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot or in an exchange with law enforcement,. No one else was inside the house, located in the 2600 block of Lightfoot Road. Authorities had several encounters with the man over the last several years.

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said that when deputies arrived at the home it appeared to them that Sturdivant was impaired in some way. During the standoff, Sturdivant had shot an ACSO patrol SUV a total of 69 times.

The toxicology report also shows Sturdivant also had alcohol and marijuana in his system.

Angelina County District Attorney Joe Martin said the case will go to a future grand jury.

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