Machete Wielding Suspect Arrested in Crockett

By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – A Crockett man was arrested on Monday, Oct. 24 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly brandished a machete, threatened a female subject and struck a vehicle she was driving with the weapon.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed on the matter, Crockett Police Officer Abel Aguirre “… received a call in reference to an incident that occurred on Oct. 23. Upon my arrival, I met with the complainant (female subject) who stated her friend, later identified as Kevin Woolbright, chased her around her vehicle with Woolbright exhibiting a machete.”

The female subject informed Officer Aguirre she had given Woolbright a ride to his residence and indicated “… he seemed to be ‘high’ on some type of narcotic. (The female subject) advised that she wanted him to get out of her vehicle but Woolbright refused to. (The female subject) then opened the door for him to get out and during that Woolbright told (the female subject) ‘Remember the last time I saw you, I said was going to kill you.’”

The affidavit further stated, “Woolbright then chased (the female subject) with a bottle and threw it towards her. (The female subject) then advised that she saw Woolbright heading towards his porch and observed a machete in his hand. (The female subject) then ran back towards her vehicle attempting to leave and that is when Woolbright ran towards (the female subject) and struck her vehicle on the top part of the driver’s side door twice, making two deep cuts. (The female subject) was able to drive off.”

A warrant for Woolbright’s arrest was issued and he was later taken into custody. After his apprehension, Woolbright was booked into the Houston County Jail and charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

Under 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.”

Woolbright is still held at the Houston County Jail and his bond has been set at $20,000.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at [email protected].

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