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Man changes story, woman probated

Eagle Staff Report

A woman accused in August of holding a knife to a family member’s throat was sentenced to probation Monday after the alleged assault victim changed his story, prosecutors said.

College Station resident Debbie Renae Creeks, 41, was originally charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon —a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

But the charges were reduced to making a terroristic threat, a Class A misdemeanor, as part of the plea agreement.

“ Based on our contact with the victim, at this point it appears the knife was never near him,” Assistant District Attorney Brian Baker said. “It turned out the facts of the case as the victim described it was that of a terroristic threat.”

Officers responded to a 911 call in August when Willie Creeks, identified as a relative, said the knife had been put to his throat during a verbal argument. Willie Creeks’ stepdaughter and another woman gave similar accounts to police, court documents state.

In addition, Debbie Creeks told police she did threaten him with a knife but she had no intention to hurt anyone, documents state. However, Willie Creeks never intended to file charges for the incident and he later said the knife was never held to his throat, prosecutors said.

In addition to the one-year probation term, Creeks was ordered Monday to take anger-management classes as part of the plea agreement.

Her attorney, Lane Thibodeaux, could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

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