UPSHUR COUNTY — UPSHUR COUNTY — An Upshur County Commissioner and his son have been freed on bond following their arrest for aggravated assault of a public servant. Officials will not confirm anything, but according to KETK, viewers told them a game warden was being held at gunpoint in Big Sandy. The Longview News Journal is reporting Upshur County Pct. 3 Commissioner Lloyd Allen Crabtree and his son, Todd Allen Crabtree, were arrested at the family’s property near the Sabine River in Big Sandy on Saturday. They were booked into the county jail about 6:30 Saturday evening, according to the jail website.
Lloyd 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 all three men were dismissed. Todd Crabtree was arrested in 2005 and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.