Livingston PD: 62-year-old man used machete to attack man in whe - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Breaking

Livingston PD: 62-year-old man used machete to attack man in wheelchair

Frank Dolezal (Source: Polk County Jail) Frank Dolezal (Source: Polk County Jail)
LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with the Livingston Police Department arrested a 62-year-old man Tuesday evening after he allegedly used a machete to assault another man, who was in a wheelchair.

Frank Andrew Dolezal, 62, of Livingston, is still being held in the Polk County jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and a Class A misdemeanor resist arrest charge. No bond amounts have been set for his charges yet.

According to a press release that was posted on the Livingston Police Department’s Facebook page, Livingston PD officers were dispatched out to the 400 block of Liberty Avenue to check out a report of an assault in progress.

While the officers were on their way to the scene, they received information that identified Dolezal as the suspect. They were also told he was armed with a machete, the press release stated.

When the first Livingston PD officer arrived on the scene, he spotted Dolezal walking in the middle of Liberty Avenue. At the time, Dolezal was bleeding severely.

The officer also encountered a second man in a wheelchair who was yelling that Dolezal had tried to kill him with a machete, the press release stated. 

“Dolezal continued walking toward the officer and was holding unknown objects in his hands,” the press release stated. “The LPD Officer repeatedly ordered Dolezal to stop and comply with his commands but he refused. LPD Officer then deployed his Taser which had little effect on Dolezal.”

After additional Livingston PD officers arrived on the scene, they gained control of Dolezal without injuring themselves or the suspect.

The LPD officers found that Dolezal had a large cut on his left arm and was losing a large amount of blood, the press release stated. The officers gave Dolezal first aid and applied a tourniquet to his upper left arm to control the bleeding, the press release stated.

After they spotted additional injuries, the Livingston PD officers applied pressure until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. When they got to the scene, the Americare EMS personnel said that the first aid provided by the Livingston PD officers probably saved Dolezal’s life. 

“During the investigation, it was determined Frank Andrew Dolezal approached homeowners on Liberty Avenue with the machete,” the press release stated. “Witnesses state Frank Andrew Dolezal attempted to strike the homeowners several times with the machete.”

Two other homeowners saw Dolezal swinging the machete at several people and went to help. When the neighbors tried to talk to Dolezal, “He turned his aggression toward them and attacked them with the machete,” the press release stated.

According to the press release, the neighbors were able to defend themselves and take the machete away from Dolezal. In the process, they caused the cut on his left arm, the press release stated. 

Dolezal was taken to CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital in Livingston, where he was treated and later released. After he was cleared at the hospital, he was taken to the county jail.

Copyright 2018 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:18:34 GMT
    JLWSJLWS

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>
  • Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:49:38 GMT

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>
  • Lufkin cub scout pack renovates scout house

    Lufkin cub scout pack renovates scout house

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:02:47 GMT

    Over the years the scout house belonging to pack 134 has needed an upgrade, but funds stopped them from making this improvement.  

    More >>

    Over the years the scout house belonging to pack 134 has needed an upgrade, but funds stopped them from making this improvement.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly