Crime Stoppers - Lufkin - 07/09/07

The pool at Jones Park in north Lufkin has been closed for almost a month now because the two lifeguards left after being attacked.

Just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12th, both lifeguards were assaulted during a confrontation with a swimmer who repeatedly refused to obey the pool rules.  When one lifeguard went to a phone to call police, he was hit in the back of the head by the troublemaker.  The second lifeguard was knocked out of his watch tower by a second suspect.

Both suspects are African-American males - probably around 17 years old.  The first suspect had a distinctive goatee.  It was about five to six inches long.

If you know who committed this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 639-tips.  You never have to give your name. And we're offering a cash reward of up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.