East Texas man is sent to prison for assaulting peace officer

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - After a day and a half of testimony a Tatum man is found guilty of assaulting a peace officer.  Richard Wayne Cole, 39 was arrested on March 29, 2008 after he assaulted Texas Parks & Wildlife State Park Police Officer Tony Casanova.

Casanova is a 24-year veteran employee.  Casanova says he was responding to a disturbance in the Martin Creek State Park, when Cole attacked him causing bodily injury.

A jury then sentenced Cole to three years in prison.

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