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Gatesville: Knife Attack At Pawn Shop Results In Grand Jury Indictment

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
Clinton Eugene Reid (Jail photo)

Clinton Eugene Reid (Jail photo)

GATESVILLE (March 6, 2013)—A Mound man was named in an indictment Tuesday charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a pawn shop employee reported he was attacked with a knife.

Clinton Eugene Reid, 36, of Mound, was arrested Dec. 10, 2012 but later posted a $20,000 bond and was released from the Coryell County Jail.

Gatesville police Chief Nathan Gohlke said officers were sent just before 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2012 to a pawn shop in the 100 block of North Lutterloh Avenue where an employee reported he had been assaulted with a knife.

As officers arrived at the store they stopped a man was leaving who fit the description of the man who the clerk said assaulted him.

The police report says a man came into the store to pay for and pick up some firearms that had been pawned.

When the clerk explained the store had put a hold on the items the customer became angry, grabbed a large folding knife and reached across the counter to threaten the employee.

The employee was not injured, Gohlke said.

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