Former Colmesneil ISD Athletic Director jailed after drinking, assaulting girlfriend

Former Colmesneil ISD Athletic Director Fancy Johnson spent a night in jail on February 24 after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend following a drunken argument.

On February 23, Tyler County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the scene of an assault that reportedly occurred in Colmesneil. Deputies had been told by personnel at the emergency room in Lufkin that Tori McRea, age 33, of Colmesneil, was admitted after being assaulted by Fancy Johnson, age 34, of Colmesneil.

According to Chief Deputy Phil Ryan both McRea and Johnson had been drinking when the assault occurred.

"Mr. Johnson become upset after he and McRea had a heated discussion," Ryan said. "Johnson then struck McRea in the face and she was transported to the hospital where she received a CT scan and sutures on her cheek."

McRay did not have a concussion or any fractures, but suffered a badly swollen face and eye and a cut on her cheek.

According to Colmesneil Superintendent, the school board will accept Johnson's resignation at the next board meeting.

On February 24, Deputies arrested Johnson and transported him to the Tyler County Justice Center where he was released the next day.

Johnson was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury Family Violence, which is a Class A Misdemeanor.