Nacogdoches grand jury indicts woman who stole cell phone, posted harassing messages

Nacogdoches grand jury indicts woman who stole cell phone, posted harassing messages

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County grand jury indicted a Huntington woman who is accused of stealing a cell phone and then dictating to him what threatening statements to make online via the victim's Facebook account.

Katrina Rose-Ann Loftin, 30, was indicted on two felony counts of online harassment/sending messages.

Loftin was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on Jan. 29 on a third-degree felony online harassment- name/person charge and a Class B misdemeanor theft between $100 and $750 charge. She has since been released from the jail.

According to the arrest affidavit, NPD officers were investigating another incident when Loftin, a suspect in a stolen phone case, approached them and allegedly admitted to telling Tyler Keith Kirkwood, her 26-year-old boyfriend, to send threatening statements using the stolen phone and the victim's Facebook account. Loftin also admitted to telling Kirkwood what to type, the affidavit stated.

Tyler Keith Kirkwood, 26, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a third-degree felony online harassment - name/person charge and an outstanding warrant for Class C misdemeanor public intoxication charge. No bail has been set at this time.

The Nacogdoches County grand jury also indicted Alexis Michel Lawrence, 20, of Nacogdoches, for assaulting a public servant.

When Lawrence was taken into custody for a mental health evaluation on Feb. 7, she allegedly resisted being transported, assaulted Nacogdoches Police officers, and spat on an officer. She was booked into the county jail on a third-degree harassment of a public servant charge and a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.

Lawrence is no longer being held in the county jail.

According to the Nacogdoches Police Department's daily activity report, NPD officers went to an apartment in the 1300 block of Pearl Street between 6 and 8 a.m. to do a welfare check on Lawrence. When the officers determined that she needed mental health treatment, they took her into custody.

The report stated that during the incident, Lawrence assaulted NPD officers, used physical force in an effort to prevent them from transporting her, and spat on one of the officers.

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