Drunken man requests jail time, gets arrested

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Rickey Shayne Boykin

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) — Police arrested an East Texas man who was allegedly intoxicated when he requested to go to jail Thursday morning.

According to Lufkin Police Department Public Information Officer David Casper, at 9:39 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 400 block of North Timberland Drive when he noticed a man standing on a sidewalk in front of a local department store. The business was closed at the time.

When the officer approached the man, later identified as Rickey Shayne Boykin, 53, of Lufkin, he threw a glass beer bottle on the ground and it burst. The suspect told police he had been trying to go to jail all day. He also admitted to heavily drinking and said he wanted to return to prison.

Boykin was not able to perform standardized field sobriety tests and was extremely unsteady on his feet. The officer reported his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. Boykin was also found to have an outstanding warrant with Angelina County Sheriff’s Office and San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office.

Boykin was arrested for public intoxication and two outstanding theft warrants. He is being held on $2,000 bond.

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