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White Oak man indicted on endagering child, assault charges

By Meredith Shamburger
May 15, 2017 at 2:42 p.m.
Updated May 15, 2017 at 2:42 p.m.

David Allen Lloyd (Gregg County Jail photo)

A White Oak man has been indicted on several endangering a child and assault charges after officials say he abandoned five children and hit and choked a woman.

David Allen Lloyd, 35, was held on $50,000 bond Monday at the Gregg County Jail.

Lloyd has been indicted on charges of injury to a child/elderly/disabled person with intentional bodily injury, assault of a family/household member impeding breath/circulation and five counts of abandoning or endangering a child criminal negligence.

Lloyd was indicted by a Gregg County Grand Jury in March and arrested by the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office on those indictments Friday morning at the courthouse.

His indictments cover a number of incidents in February 2017 and one incident in March 2015, court records said. Officials say he struck a disabled woman and pushed her against the ground and a dollhouse in Febuary. Lloyd is also accused of choking the same woman in March 2015.

Lloyd is also accused of intentionally abandoning five children under the age of 15 alone without the presence of an adult at a home in circumstances that “exposed (them) to an unreasonable risk of harm,” according to court records. It was unclear exactly how old the children are. The indictment gives each child an abbreviated name and refers to each of them as “a child younger than 15.”

Court records indicate Lloyd was convicted of aggravated assault in December 2006 in Upshur County.

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