New details have come forward regarding Larry M. Pugh’s arrest for allegedly assaulting a witness in his upcoming federal case.

According to a petition for action, filed by Pretrial Services Officer Bobby Long and reviewed by U.S. Probation Officer Keith Wallace, Pugh approached the victim in his van as she was walking alone and offered her a ride.

When she recognized the defendant, the victim immediately began to move away from him. At this time, the witness said, Pugh exited his van, approached her from behind, put his belt around her neck and started dragging her into his van.

The petition stated that Pugh’s belt then broke, allowing the victim to run to a nearby friend’s home where she reported the assault to the Jacksonville Police Department. Pugh fled the scene in his van.

Pugh, 33, was arrested Tuesday night in Tyler and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and retaliation and is being held in the Smith County Jail.As a result of the petition, Pugh was brought before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love where he waived his right to a detention hearing. Pugh will remain in jail until his federal court case in November.

He was arrested in February and charged with five counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law (sexual assault while on duty), which was later changed to three counts and one count of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pugh is awaiting his Nov. 6 court date.

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