Wednesday morning, Lufkin police arrested a juvenile suspect in the assault of Detective Ronald Stubblefield. His felony charges – aggravated assault of a public servant and evading detention – will be handled by the juvenile justice system. Detective Stubblefield remains in an out-of-town hospital, recovering from surgery on his severely broken arm.

Stubblefield was working security at Cinemark in Lufkin late Saturday night when management requested that he ask a group of roughly 20 juveniles to leave the premises due to disruptive behavior. There were no other movie patrons inside the screening room at the time - only the juveniles. Management had stopped the movie and turned on the lights at the time. Stubblefield approached the group at which time the juvenile suspect aggressively bumped into the officer after being told to leave. A confrontation then ensued in which Stubblefield was assaulted and forced to the ground, breaking his arm near the elbow. The juvenile fled the scene.