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.