Lufkin man gets 20 years for shooting at officers, stealing vehicle

Lufkin man gets 20 years for shooting at officers, stealing vehicle
Nathon Lamar was arrested after a confrontation with him resulted in a shootout in November. (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A plea deal has been reached by an 19-year-old man who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle and fired shots at law enforcement officers in November 2019.

Nathon Lamar was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including five counts aggravated assault against a public servant.

According to a press release by the sheriff in November, Angelina County deputies responded to the area of FM 2021 at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, where a stolen vehicle had crashed. The driver, who was later identified as Lamar, fled the scene before law enforcement officers arrived.

Then at about 11:25 a.m. Sheriff Sanches, ACSO deputies and investigators, along with Lufkin police officers, responded to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress. The actor was believed to be Lamar and possibly armed with a handgun. The suspect ran away from the scene, the press release stated.

During a shootout with law enforcement, Lamar allegedly fled into a wooded area behind the home. Then, numerous agencies took part in a manhunt for him. He was taken into custody and booked into the Angelina County Jail on Nov. 21.

The conditions of the plea deal were disclosed to KTRE on Friday. Lamar received 20 years for aggravated assault of a public servant (two counts), and eight years for deadly conduct.

He received 15 years for burglary of a habitation, 15 months on theft of firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and eight years for felony theft. He also, in a separate case, received 15 months for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Lamar, according to judicial records, was immediately taken into custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to begin serving his sentence.

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