Wanted Smith County couple facing sexual assault of a child charges captured in Shreveport

Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017 23:37 - Written by

A Whitehouse couple wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child was arrested Thursday in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Johnny Crocker, 57, and his wife, Angela Crocker, 41, both of Whitehouse, were wanted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and tampering with physical evidence.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office worked with the local U.S. Marshals Task Force and they in turn were in contact with the Louisiana-based U.S. Marshals Task Force that helped capture the couple.

Officials with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office said it will likely be known Friday if the Crockers will waive extradition back to Texas.

Before the Crockers’ arrest, Sheriff’s Office officials said the couple had stated they “will not be taken alive.” The couple was also considered to be armed and dangerous.

- Augusta Robinson