Lufkin man arrested for pulling fire alarm at police station, police say

Kasey Durant mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Kasey Durant mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man picked the wrong place to commit a crime and is now in jail for "just wanting to see what would happen," according to Lufkin Police.

Cpl. Wes Ross said Kasey Craig Durant, 23, was in the Lufkin Police Department lobby Thursday afternoon when he decided to pull the fire alarm.

Ross said Det. J.B. Smith, who is out of the office today but serves as the department's spokesman, came out of his office, which is adjacent to the lobby, and asked Durant if he just pulled the alarm.

"He told him, 'Yeah, I just wanted to see what would happen,'" Ross said.

Smith apprehended Durant, who is now in the Angelina County Jail waiting for bond to be set on his state jail felony charge of false alarm. Bond is set at $500 for a misdemeanor theft charge from a previous warrant.

"Anytime you intentionally set a false alarm that causes the fire department to respond, it's a felony," Ross said. "And he chose to do it right there in the police station."

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