Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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October 11, 2013

Man gets probation for holding game warden hostage

GILMER — A former East Texas county commissioner has been sentenced to probation for holding a state game warden at gunpoint.

A state judge sentenced Lloyd Allen Crabtree, a former Upshur County commissioner, in Gilmer after he pleaded guilty to taking a firearm from a peace officer. He also admitted that he could be found guilty of aggravated assault on a public servant.

Visiting Judge William Porter ordered Crabtree to serve five years of probation in lieu of a suspended 10-year prison sentence for the incident a year ago.

The incident happened when the state game warden checking for hunting law violations on private land was disarmed and held by Crabtree and his 28-year-old son, Todd Crabtree. The son awaits trial.

Gilmer is about 110 miles east of Dallas.


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