UPDATE: Upshur County Commissioner charged with aggravated assault of a public servant

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:16pm


Both the commissioner and his son were released from jail early this morning.

Longview News Journal reports that the two men threatened multiple law enforcement officers with firearms including a game warden.

District Arrorney Billy byrd told the paper the two men had threateened serious bodily injury or even death to the officers.

Because it's still being investigated, the D.A. could not say why the game warden was on the Crabtree property in the first place, but regardeless, Crabtree and his son were booked into the county jail and charged with aggravated assault of a public servant. And more charges are on the way...


An Upshur County Commissioner and his son were arrested Saturday and booked into the county jail, charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.

Officials will not confirm anything at this time with our sister station KETK but viewers say a game warden was being held at gunpoint in Big Sandy.

They were booked into the county jail about 6:30 p.m. Saturday according to the jail website. A bond has not yet been set.

Lonview News Journal reports Crabtree faced indictments a year ago when he, along with County Judge Dean Fowler and Sheriff Anthony Betterton, were charged with official oppression and abuse of official capacity.

All charges against the three men were dismissed. Todd Crabtree was arrested in 2005 and charged with engaging in criminal activity.



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