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Alcohol fueled assault lands four Tyler County residents in trouble

by Emily Waldrep

Football and alcohol often don't mix well. That seemed to be the case for an intoxicated Tyler County man who fell victim to three other very intoxicated folks February 9 after the Super Bowl.

At around 11 p.m., Woodville Police Officer Parton was dispatched to the 300th block of Kelley Blvd. following reports of shots being fired. He saw a male subject walking down the road shirtless and bleeding. The person was detained and identified as Billy Wayne Costlow. While Parton was accessing the scene, Costlow said that he had been riding his motorcycle and someone had come out into the road causing him to lose control and he wrecked.

"After that happened, the people that knocked him off his motorcycle were accused of assaulting him as well by hitting and kicking him," said Captain Mike McCulley of the Woodville Police Department. "This was confirmed by a neighbor who was at the scene."

The person who had fired that shot was the neighbor officers spoke to, who claimed he shot into the air so that he could break up the fight between the four men.

During the interview with Costlow, officers determined that he was highly intoxicated.
The other three subjects at the scene, who were accused of assaulting Costlow, were also determined to be highly intoxicated. They were identified as Buddy Calvin White, age 36, of Jasper, Curtis Eugene White, age 38, of Woodville, and Corey Randall Jeansonne, age 33, of Woodville. The three were charged with Disorderly Conduct Fighting.

Costlow was charged with Public Intoxication and transported to the Tyler County Jail after he received treatment at Tyler County Hospital for his injuries.

Additional charges could be pending.