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Garrison man charged with assault, kidnapping

by Emily Waldrep

Tyler County dispatch received a call on Saturday, April 19, that a vehicle, whose driver was acting suspiciously, had left Hardin County and was coming into Tyler County. According to the caller, a woman had exited a white Dodge pickup on F.M. 92 north of Biscamp Road in Hardin County, and a man exited the vehicle yelling at the woman, forcefully grabbed her and forced her back into the truck.

The pickup headed north on Hwy. 92, and the caller stayed back, advising dispatch of the location. The white Dodge was traveling at a high rate of speed into Tyler County, and deputies stopped the vehicle when it turned on Hwy. 1746 from Hwy. 92.

According to Phil Ryan with the Tyler County Sheriff's Department, a sergeant and two deputies approached both sides of the vehicle and tapped on the windows, which were too dark to see through.

"The passenger door flew open and a white female jumped out yelling, 'Just get him away from me, he is going to kill me, get him away from me'," Ryan said.

The male subject was identified as David Green, age 30, of Garrison, and he denied that anything was going on. The woman said that Green hit her several times and attempted to strangle her. According to Ryan, she had clumps of hair lose on her shirt and marks on her body that were consistent with the assault story that she gave deputies.

She also stated a gun and knife were involved, and deputies found both of those weapons as they were described. The woman stated that Green held the knife to her throat, and then to his own throat and threatened to kill himself. In addition to the gun and knife, deputies found additional knives and a set of brass knuckles.

Green had a warrant out of Lufkin and was taken into custody. The vehicle was searched, and a bag with several glass pipes, marijuana and methamphetamine were found.
Green was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Harassment, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Brass Knuckles.

The drugs will be sent to the DPS lab for investigation, and the woman involved did not need major medical attention.