Lufkin man accepts 3-year plea deal for threatening to kill wife's step-dad

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 36-year-old Lufkin man who threatened to kill his wife's step-father, stalked his spouse, and vowed to kick the arresting police officers' "a--es" accepted a plea bargain deal of three years on a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison Friday.

Kory Nicholas Otteson appeared in Judge Gerald Goodwin's court for "rocket docket" Friday.

As part of the plea bargain deal, Otteson pleaded guilty to two assault of a public servant charges and an assault charge. Otteson accepted three years in prison for each charge, and he will serve them concurrently, or at the same time, according to April Perez, and assistant district attorney for Angelina County.

The other charges against Otteson were dropped, Perez said.

Otteson was originally charged with a third-degree felony stalking, a third-degree felony obstruction or retaliation, and Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge when he was arrested in October of 2015.

According to the Lufkin Police Department incident report, a Lufkin Police officer was dispatched to a home in the 300 block of Moss Drive at about 1 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2015, in reference to alleged terroristic threat.

When the officer got to the scene, he talked to the step-father of Otteson's wife. The man told the officer that he was mowing his yard when he noticed a black Cadillac SUV parked by his yard. He recognized Otteson as the driver, the report stated.

Otteson allegedly threatened to "whoop [the step-father's] a---" and then kill him before he drove off, the report stated.

The complainant told the LPD officer that Otteson had tried to run him over with his vehicle on April 6, 2014 and said that he was afraid that Otteson would come back and kill him as he had said earlier.

While the officer was talking to the step-father, the man's wife ran out of the house and told him that Otteson had just called her on her cell phone. At that point, the LPD officer grabbed the phone and started to listen, the report stated.

According to the report, the officer overheard Otteson say that he "was going to put [the step-father] in a bag and throw him into the trash." Otteson also allegedly said that he would come back to the complainant's house every hour until he "got" him, adding, "I ain't scared of s---."

When the officer tried to tell Otteson that he was talking to a LPD officer, Otteson hung up, the report stated.

A few weeks prior, another Lufkin PD officer had responded to an assault report involving Otteson and his wife on Oct. 11, 2016. In the previous incident, Otteson allegedly entered the woman's apartment and taken items from her purse without permission.

Earlier Tuesday, LPD officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Vine, which is one street east of 300 Moss, for a suspicious activity report. When they got there, Otteson told them his waiting for his realtor to show him the house. When dispatch contacted the realtor by phone, the realtor said he was in another state and that he did not tell Otteson that he would meet him at the house, the report stated.

While the officers were talking to Otteson in the earlier incident Tuesday, he told them that he isn't allowed further down the street because of previous problems with his wife and her family.

Later Tuesday, two Lufkin PD officers met at Lufkin Lanes, Otteson's place of business, to talk to him. When the one of the officers asked Otteson to step outside, so they could talk to him, he refused, the report stated.

Otteson denied making the phone call to his wife's mother that one of the officers overheard.

After one of the officers started to arrest Otteson for stalking, the man shrugged him away and started resisting. At that point, the second officer assisted, and they took him into custody after they gave him several commands to stop resisting.

While he was being taken to the Angelina County Jail, Otteson allegedly told one of the officers that he if thought he could arrest him and still walk around, he was "sadly mistaken." As the LPD officers' patrol unit was pulling up to the jail, Otteson allegedly said he was going to "whoop" the two officers' "a---es" as soon as he got out of jail.

According to the report, one of the Lufkin PD officers filed a protective order for Otteson's wife and family members.

Otteson has had numerous past run-ins with the law, according to the Angelina County Jail Records Search Web site.

On April 8, 2014, Otteson was arrested for an incident that occurred on Sunset Drive on April 6, 2014, and charged with state-jail felony criminal mischief between $1,500 and $20,000. He allegedly slammed on his brakes and caused a motorists to slam into the back of his Cadillac Escalade, causing an estimated $6,000 worth of damage to the other vehicle.

An Angelina County grand jury indicted Otteson on the criminal mischief charge earlier this year. That case is still pending.

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