Man Charged in Goliad Trail Incident

Goliad, TX – A warrant has been issued for a DeWitt County man charging him with harassment in connection with an incident at the trailhead of the Angel of Goliad Trail in late January.

A warrant was issued today (February 9) by Judge P.T. “Pat” Calhoun for David Henry Cusack, 30, a resident of the Meyersville community in DeWitt County.

A bond of $10,000 has been set for Cusack, who is actively being sought on the charge.

Harassment is a Class B Misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in a county jail for not more than 180 days, or both.

The warrant was issued following an investigation by the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office into a Jan. 20 incident in which a 16-year-old female reported being aggressively approached by a strange male. The male initially asked for directions to a restroom, but then insisted the female show him where the restroom was located. When the male persisted in his efforts to get the female to accompany him, she ran to a nearby relative’s residence. The male subject was then seen driving past the residence in a red Dodge pickup truck.

The investigation into that incident led to Cusack, who was later identified by the victim.

The incident also led to stepped-up patrols along the trail.

Capt. John Pape said the incident was an isolated occurrence, but that deputies will continue to closely watch the popular walking/jogging trail to reassure residents.

“We’re very confident that we will have the individual named in the warrant in custody very quickly, but we will continue to closely watch the trail to let the public know that we are close by and available if anyone needs assistance,” Pape said.

The Sheriff’s Office also reminds people jogging or walking on the trail to always be aware of their surroundings, not entirely block out sounds with earbuds, and not to be so focused on their run or walk that they ignore traffic or trail hazards