Local man, 26, jailed on felony charge of assaulting wife, sister

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

March 20, 2008 - A 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man has been charged with assaulting his sister and wife and threatening one person at gunpoint before leaving his sister's Pickton residence.

Rocky Don Crocker was apprehended in Como a short while later and arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The assault was reported on FM 269 in the Pickton area shortly after 1 a.m.

Hopkins County sheriff's deputies were told Crocker assaulted his wife and sister, cutting one's hand as well as causing one woman's wrist to swell. He then is alleged to have pointed a gun, thought to be unloaded, at his sister's head and threatened to kill her. Authorities were contacted at 1:07 a.m. after he left the residence in a black, extended cab Dodge pickup.

A few minutes after the report, Deputy Aaron Hanna stopped a truck fitting that description on First Street at FM 69 in Como. The passenger was identified as Rocky Don Crocker, 26, of Sulphur Springs. Crocker had blood on his shirt and hands, according to reports.

Crocker was also found to be in possession of a .22-cal. pistol, which also had blood on it.

The weapon was seized as evidence and Crocker was taken into custody and jailed for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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