Bad Cop Story #3: State Criminal Justice officer surrenders after beating, threatening wife
A lieutenant at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison in Anderson County allegedly beat his wife and threatened to kill her and others was talked into giving up peacefully.
Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor told the Tyler Morning Telegraph this morning 39-year-old Elton Shawn Sims, who was assigned to the Gurney unit, was in jail charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct and interfering with an emergency call after the 3 a.m. ordeal at their apartment near near the prison.
Taylor said deputy Russell Wesson was the first deputy on the scene, but that TDCJ guards and neighbors should be credited with diffusing the incident.
“We got a call about 3:15 Sunday morning from Sims’ wife stating she had been beaten by her husband and he had pointed a .357 Glock at her,” he said.