Home Crime No Gas, No Grass – No Free Ride

No Gas, No Grass – No Free Ride


Crockett Man Charged with Three Felonies and Six Misdemeanors

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – There is an old saying that goes something like, “No gas, no grass – no free ride.” There’s more to that adage but it doesn’t apply here, so we’ll leave it alone.

A Crockett man recently found this out the hard way as he was arrested on three felony charges, along with six misdemeanor counts.

Corey Deshaun Hubbard, 35, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of making a terroristic threat and two counts of deadly conduct stemming from an incident on Jan. 26.

In addition, he was also charged with providing false or misleading information and evading arrest or detention when he was apprehended on Feb. 20.

In regard to the Jan. 26 incident, officers with the Crockett Police Department were dispatched to the West Austin Street and Labelle Street area in reference to “… an armed subject chasing the victim with a gun,” according to an affidavit of probable cause.

When officers arrived at the scene they observed a white vehicle near the intersection and spoke with both the driver and the passenger of the vehicle.

“(The driver) told me (CPD Officer Frank McIntyre) that Corey Hubbard had called (the driver) and (the passenger), asking for a ride to the store as well as to Trinity to get some belongings. (The driver) said they agreed to give Hubbard a ride in exchange for gas money,” the affidavit stated.

Once they returned to Crockett, the driver asked Hubbard for the money.

“Hubbard said he was just going to give (the driver) and (the passenger) some weed and meth. (The driver) said she told Hubbard she doesn’t want any of that, she wants money,” the report indicated.

The driver requested Hubbard to ask his girlfriend for $10 for gas, but Hubbard refused and said they were not going to get anything. The driver replied if that was the case, Hubbard shouldn’t bother to call her ever again, the report stated.

This caused Hubbard to angry and “… therefore a heated argument took place. During the argument Hubbard made the statement, ‘Since y’all taking so long to drive out my driveway, I’m fittin’ to shoot the sh*t out both y’all,” the affidavit read.

Hubbard then went inside the residence and returned with a black pistol which he pointed at the driver and the passenger.

The driver attempted to leave the scene but was having car trouble. She managed to drive to the corner of Lover’s Lane and Sunset Drive when “… Hubbard approached (the driver), still armed with the pistol and the argument continued.”

Another suspect, identified as Kykeedrian Shanks, also approached the vehicle while Hubbard was arguing with the driver.

“Hubbard told Shanks to get that (expletive deleted), so Shanks told (the driver) and (the passenger) that he was ‘fittin’ to cut y’all,’ then displayed a big long knife with a silver blade,” the affidavit stated.

The driver of the vehicle finally managed to get the car going, and she, along with the passenger escaped. When officers searched the area for Hubbard and Shanks they were unable to locate the suspects.

Hubbard eluded apprehension until Wednesday, Feb. 20 when he was ensnared in a traffic stop.

CPD Officer Steven Witherspoon initiated a traffic stop on a red Toyota Camry at approximately 10:20 p.m. for a defective headlight and when he approached the Camry, he reported the strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Aside from the driver, there were three other occupants in the vehicle so Witherspoon requested back up. One of the backseat passengers identified himself as Cleven Pierson but in actuality was Corey Hubbard.

A second affidavit in the matter stated after other police units arrived, Pierson/Hubbard was requested to exit the vehicle.

When officers ran Pierson’s information through their database, it showed there was not a person with that name and date of birth.

“While waiting on the return for the name Hubbard had provided, I (Witherspoon) noticed Hubbard was making several looks towards his right and was slowly turning in that direction.  At that time, Hubbard ran around the back of my patrol unit and went west down East Goliad. I immediately began pursuit of him. I yelled to Hubbard that he was going to be tasered and at about that time Hubbard tripped. As he returned to his feet, I grabbed Hubbard and wrapped my arms around his body,” the affidavit reported.

Once Hubbard was detained, he was transported to the Houston County Jail where he was booked into custody on: two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (second degree felony); one count of felonious possession of a firearm (third degree felony); two counts of deadly conduct (Class A misdemeanor); two counts of making a terroristic threat (Class A misdemeanor); one count of evading arrest or detention (Class A misdemeanor); and one count of providing false information to the police (Class A misdemeanor).

Hubbard remains in custody on bonds totaling $71,000.

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