By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – Halloween can be a fun-filled, festive occasion or it can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, Oct. 31 seems to be a time when a person’s worst traits are put on display as evidenced by a recent incident in Crockett.
According to affidavits of probable cause, a 37-year-old male identified as Javoltrick Fritzell Lockhart, was arrested and charged with sexual assault, two counts of solicitation of prostitution and one count of indecent exposure after an incident on Halloween.
The affidavits state Lockhart approached one female subject at her home and told her “… he wanted a woman and offered her $10. She said she couldn’t help him with that. She said he grabbed her by her shirt and got behind her and was sexually assaulting her. She said that they wrestled and fought on the porch.”
The victim said she pulled down her shorts and engaged in several attempted sexual activities but was unsuccessful in his attempts. She added, “… she has known him her whole life but she doesn’t know where he lives and that he’s approximately 32 or 34 years old.”
A second victim reported she was approached by Lockhart as she was leaving a restroom at IT Williams Park when Lockhart entered the ladies’ restroom, exposed himself to her and offered her $10 in exchange for sex.
The affidavit reported, “She told him to get away from her and he walked out of the restroom. At that time, (the second victim) was scared and had to walk a different way back home in fear that he would come back and try to do something to her.”
As the investigation unfolded, Lockhart was identified as the primary suspect and he is known as “Lock” in the area where he resides.
Lockhart was apprehended on Nov. 2 and taken into custody. He was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony. He was also charged with two counts of solicitation and one count of indecent exposure, all Class B misdemeanors.
According to Section 12.33 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 20 years or less than two years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”
A Class B misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 180 days confinement in jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
Lockhart is still held at the Houston County Jail and his total bond has been set at $29,000.
Will Johnson may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org