Lufkin police arrest Polk County deputy on DWI charge

Lufkin police arrest Polk County deputy on DWI charge
Michael Powell (Source; Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a Polk County Sheriff's Office deputy on a driving while intoxicated charge Monday.

Michael Joe Powell Jr., 39, of Lufkin, was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Monday. He was released later that day after he posted bail on a bond amount of $1,500.

East Texas News has reached out to the Lufkin Police Department for more details about the arrest.

Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Powell is a deputy and said that an internal investigation is being conducted at this time.

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