Crockett Woman Arrested for Rock Assault

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – A romantic triangle ended last week with one woman being taken to jail and another woman being taken to the hospital after she was struck in the head by a rock.

Crockett resident Raven Shaeyanna Hickman, 22, was apprehended on Oct. 20 and charged with aggravated assault after it was alleged she struck another woman with a rock during an altercation which occurred on Oct. 11.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Crockett Police Lt. Lonnie Lum was dispatched to a location on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in reference to a disturbance.

When the police arrived at the location, “We observed a large crowd but could not find the actual disturbance. I (Lum) was told by Houston County Deputy Larenzo Simpson that the disturbance was possibly between Raven Hickman and (the victim). They were nowhere to be found, however, so all units went back to regular patrol duties.”

Forty-five minutes later, the probable cause document stated Lum received another dispatch about a second disturbance “… in front of Lewis Circle and that Raven Hickman was the instigator and was leaving the scene walking towards Oak Street. I (Lum) was in the area and attempted to locate Hickman, but was unsuccessful in finding her.”

A third dispatch was received a short time later about a disturbance on Sowescor Street, according to the affidavit.

“Upon arrival,” the document stated, “I (Lum) met with (the victim) who was highly agitated and advised that Raven Hickman had assaulted her with a rock. I observed a very large ‘goose egg’ above her left eye and saw that her shirt was ripped. Her goose egg looked serious enough for us to call for EMS to take a look at her. I left for a brief time to once again attempt to locate Hickman and was once again unsuccessful.”

After Lum returned from his search, he resumed his questioning of the victim. During the interview, the probable cause document indicated the victim “… was not very forthcoming with information but it appeared that the confrontation was over a male subject that they were both dating. (The victim) did say the Hickman picked up a rock and hit her in the head with it while they were arguing over (the boyfriend).”

The boyfriend, who was present at the scene, was questioned by Lum who learned that the boyfriend had been dating both Hickman and the victim, the affidavit reported.

“He said that he let Hickman use his phone and (the victim) became angry. (The victim) got into a verbal confrontation with Hickman and then Hickman assaulted (the victim,” the report stated.

Hickman was arrested on Oct. 20 and booked into the Houston County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault, a second degree felony.

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.”

Hickman’s bond was set at $20,000. It was posted and she was released pending further legal proceedings.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.