By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – A family disturbance on Saturday, Sept. 30 led to the arrest of a Crockett man on four Class A misdemeanor charges.
Larry Carter, 50, was taken into custody by officers with the Crockett Police Department and charged with assault, resisting arrest, making a terroristic threat against a public servant and making a terroristic threat against a member of a household after a verbal altercation between Carter and his wife escalated.
A probable cause affidavit filed in the matter indicated CPD officers responded to a residence on North Second Street, at approximately 4:30 p.m., last Saturday in reference to a family disturbance.
As the officers arrived at the scene, they observed a female departing the residence along with a child.
The officers at the location questioned the female who informed them “… everything was ok and that she was leaving. I (Cpl. Isaias Rodriquez) advised her that we had been dispatched to the residence and she was not leaving until we investigated what was going on.”
According to the affidavit, the female – identified as Carter’s wife – informed the officers Carter had been drinking alcoholic beverages and arguing with her most of the day.
The officers entered the residence and located Carter hiding behind a bedroom door. When they attempted to place him in handcuffs, the affidavit reported Carter resisted and had to be forcibly detained.
A witness near the Second Street residence was located and reported overhearing an argument between the couple.
The legal document stated the witness heard the husband and wife arguing and heard the wife “… say aloud to Carter not to push her son again and that she observed Carter charging up on (his wife) and stating that ‘I will kill somebody.’”
The child was also questioned and confirmed the argument as well as being pushed by Carter.
In the affidavit it was stated, “(The child) stated his step-father grabbed his leg and pushed him back while he was still sitting on the chair (next to his mother), flipping him over and falling on his back. “
After he was transported to the Houston County Jail, Carter threatened one of the officers involved with his arrest.
According to the affidavit, as Carter was being led into the detention facility he hollered at an officer and allegedly said, “Your ass is mine. I will kill you.”
Carter was booked into jail on charges of assault, resisting arrest, making a terroristic threat against a public servant and making a terroristic threat against a member of a household. All the charges are Class A misdemeanors.
According to Section 12.21 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a Class A misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $4,000; confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or both such fine and confinement.”
Carter’s total bond was set at $16,000. It was posted on Oct. 1 and he was released, pending court appearances.
Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.