Craig Carter, a candidate for Texas House District 68, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Denton County Jail records, Carter was arrested by Fort Worth police on Dec. 15.
He was released the same day after posting a $20,000 bond.
Carter is a Nocona business owner who ran for state senate in 2018 and 2020. In 2021, he was in a runoff race for Texas House District 68 with David Spiller, vying to fill the seat vacated by Drew Springer.
Spiller won with 43.3% of the vote, while Carter received 17.8% of the vote.
His 4-year-old daughter and her grandmother were killed in a rollover crash in Northlake in February 2021. Carter's 3-year-old son was critically injured in the collision.
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Carter is the president of Old Boot Factory and the owner of Hope 29:11 Inc., a nonprofit food bank and outreach center.