Lufkin, Texas Police Arrest 2 For Alleged Assault and Arson
Two men in Lufkin, Texas were arrested for erratic behavior on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023. Both tried to do harm to another person, and one succeeded.
Assault At Catfish King In Lufkin
Larry Caddenhead, 47 of Lufkin, made his way to Catfish King before 3 PM where he allegedly hit a woman in the back of the head and shoved her into the salad bar sneeze guard. This unprovoked attack on a woman he did not know, resulted in a busted nose, swollen eye, and a red mark on the back of the victim's neck.
Caddenhead told officers that he had just been released from jail, so the officers took him back to jail on a charge of assault causing bodily injury.
Police Arrest Lufkin Man For Arson And Aggravated Assault
Later that day Lufkin Police arrested another man for allegedly trying to set someone ablaze. Greg Anthony Rodriguez Sr. 44 of Lufkin was taken into custody after his attempt to set another man on fire.
Before 9 PM officers responded to Ridge Street where the complainant told them that he went outside to check on his barking dogs. He identified the source of the barking as an unknown, Hispanic male setting fire to an old cabinet, sink, and doghouse.
The man told officers that he confronted the suspect, who was later identified as Rodriguez. Rodriguez told the man that they burned him, so he was going to burn them.
Then Rodriguez poured gasoline on the man's arm and struck a lighter at him, as if trying to set him on fire. Rodriguez then fled in a white van.
Later dispatch notified officers that a van matching the suspect vehicle had just wrecked on Lufkin Avenue near the Loop 287 intersection. Officers arrived and took him into custody with no further incident.
Rodriguez has been arrested in Angelina County 16 times. The charges range from assault/family violence, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, burglary of a habitation, and criminal mischief.
He is now in the Angelina County Jail on a $200K bond as of 5 PM Thursday.
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