COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A 19-year-old man arrested for public intoxication is facing a felony charge after College Station police say he allegedly threatened to kill an officer during an expletive-filled conversation on the way to jail.
Police said the incident unfolded just after 1 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of The Retreat apartment complex in the 2000 block of Jones Butler Road.
Court documents say officers who were leaving a loud party call reportedly spotted Andrew David Nesbitt trying to get in a marked patrol vehicle.
When police asked Nesbitt what he was doing, he reportedly replied that he wasn’t trying to steal the vehicle because that would be “illegal as hell.” He reportedly told the arresting officer that getting into the patrol car would impress his friends.
Nesbitt was placed under arrest for public intoxication. Once in the back seat of the patrol SUV, Nesbitt said “thank God I have a shotgun at home,” to which the officer asked what that meant. The man allegedly used various expletives which are detailed in court documents.
At one point, Nesbitt apologized for “being disrespectful” before telling the officer he would “kick the stool” out from underneath him while he “hung himself with shoelaces,” the documents state.
Nesbitt was charged with retaliation for threatening harm toward the officer, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Underage drinkers that are convicted of a Class C misdemeanor public intoxication charge face a fine of between $250 and $500, as well as mandatory community service and an alcohol awareness program.