LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An officer with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 31-year-old man Wednesday in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 31-year-old woman after an argument over sex and then pressed a lit cigarette against her forehead.
Shane Darmez Johnson, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree sexual assault charge and a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury charge. A bail amount of $40,000 has been set for the assault charge.
According to the arrest affidavit, the information about what happened was relayed to the Lufkin PD detective who obtained the arrest affidavit. On Wednesday, two LPD officers were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Alta Street to check out a disturbance call.
Dispatch told the officers that a man had picked up the phone and claimed that the disturbance was verbal only and that he was leaving, the affidavit stated.
One of the Lufkin PD officers arrived on the scene a short time later and spoke to a man who said he lived there. The man told the officer that both of the people that had been involved in the disturbance had left in separate vehicles.
A short time later, a vehicle pulled into the driveway. The victim got out of the car and told the officer that she was the one that had called 911.
The victim told the Lufkin PD officer that she had been in bed when Johnson woke her up wanting to have sex, the affidavit stated. After woman refused and the two of them started arguing, Johnson allegedly put his hand down the front of her pants and sexually assaulted.
According to the affidavit, the woman continued to resist Johnson, and he pressed his lit cigarette against his forehead. When the woman got out of bed, Johnson allegedly followed her and then pushed her.
At that point, the victim called 911, and Johnson grabbed her phone and started talking to dispatch, the affidavit stated. When another person who lived at the house started talking to them through the bedroom door, Johnson kicked the door open and went outside.
Johnson allegedly got into his vehicle and used it to push the victim's vehicle out of the way before he left the house on Alta Street.
The woman had a burn mark on her forehead, and photos were taken of her injury, the affidavit stated. She told police that she might have scratches from the sexual assault, but she did not need medical attention, the affidavit stated.
The woman told police that Johnson was driving a brown Chevrolet Impala.
As one of the Lufkin PD officers was leaving the house in his patrol unit, he spotted a brown Chevy stop at the stop sign in front of the home and then turn right on Alta Street toward E. Denman Avenue. When the officer got behind the car, he noticed that it was speeding up quickly.
After the car turned in to the Family Dollar parking lot, it immediately pulled out and tried to drive past the LPD officer. The officer ordered the driver to stop, but each time the officer tried to back up to block the vehicle, the driver tried to squeeze his vehicle past the LPD patrol unit.
Eventually, the Lufkin PD officer blocked the vehicle from leaving the parking lot. The driver of the Chevrolet identified himself as Johnson, and he was placed in handcuffs because of safety concerns.
"When asked, he claimed he had not laid hands on [the victim] and did not burn her with his cigarette," the affidavit stated.
Johnson was arrested at the scene without further incident and taken to the county jail.