Texas man arrested Wednesday

31-year-old accused of running over girlfriend, brother


— A 31-year-old Texas man was arrested Wednesday morning after reportedly using his car to run over a tent his girlfriend and his brother were inside, Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said.

David Nelson Tucker, 31 of San Antonio, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of two counts of felony menacing and two counts of third-degree assault.

The incident started in the early morning, Rae said, when the group went out drinking then returned to KOA Campgrounds on the west end of town. The three began to argue about money.

The girlfriend, Paulette Herbert, 57, took off running and Tucker reportedly tackled her and tried to slap her, Rae said.

Then, Tucker got into his 1992 Red Pontiac sedan. The brother, Eric Jenkins, 36 of Clark, and Herbert returned to their tent, Rae said.

Tucker then returned to the scene and repeatedly tried to run over part of the tent with his car, Rae said. Jenkins allegedly got out of the tent, and Tucker tried to kick him in the face and put him in a chokehold.

Jenkins reportedly pulled out a knife and Tucker released him. Jenkins called a relative in Hahn's Peak and the woman contacted police, Rae said.

Tucker was released from the Routt County Jail on a $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Routt County Court.


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