At approximately 3:30 am on August 27, 2010, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen Lane Marcotte, Jr. of Coldspring at his place of employment in Corrigan for online solicitation of a minor for the purpose of sexual conduct. The arrest was the result of an investigation by Deputy Vance Berry and Detective Richard Delaney after a complaint from a 16 year old girl. The girl said she was receiving obscene texts from Marcotte. The juvenile girl also stated that Mr. Marcotte had obtained her cell phone number from her Facebook page, and along with the obscene text messages, he attempted to get her to meet him somewhere for the purpose of sexual conduct. Allen Lane Marcotte, Jr. was incarcerated at the Polk County Jail pending bond set by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Darrell Longino. Marcotte was employed by Americare Ambulance Service and was also a Fire Chief of Punkin-Evergreen Fire Department in San Jacinto County.
The fire department website states he has been the fire chief since 2003 and prior to that was in Montgomery County.