Weatherford Democrat

Local News

November 23, 2012

Men indicted in tire iron beating

PARKER COUNTY — A Parker County grand jury indicted two men accused of beating a juvenile with a tire iron as he was walking down South Main Street with two other juveniles.

Juan Daniel Garcia, 17, and David Anthony Sanchez, 27, were indicted Nov. 8 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

Both men have been in the Parker County Jail since their arrest in August, according to jail records.

Weatherford police responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street on July 31 where three juvenile boys, whose ages were not released, reported they were attacked by two men in a white SUV.

One of the boys reportedly had a laceration on his head that required seven staples, according to police.  

The victim reportedly told police that he and two others were walking by a restaurant in the 1200 block of South Main when two men told them to go away. They reportedly continued walking on the east side of the street.

Later, as they were walking on the west side of the street, a vehicle pulled into the parking lot behind them and the driver asked them a question, one of the boys reported, according to the investigator’s sworn statement filed in Justice of the Peace Kelly Green’s court. The juveniles said the driver then jumped out of the vehicle and struck one boy in the head with a tire iron.

Another boy said the passenger, who was younger and shorter, jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to punch him and chased him.

The boys were able to give officers the first portion of a license plate number, and an officer reportedly located a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer parked in the driveway in the 300 block of East Josephine Street with a license plate matching the description.

Garcia was located in the house and Sanchez was found in bed, fully dressed, according to police.

Sanchez was arrested Aug. 13 on charges that include failure to identify and several traffic warrants.

During an interview with Det. Troy Luecke, Sanchez reportedly said he got out of the vehicle to assault the juveniles but Garcia was the one that struck the kid in the head with the jack handle, according to the affidavit.

Sanchez reportedly said he was drunk at the time.

Garcia is also being held on a Texas Youth Commission detainer, according to jail records.

Text Only
Local News
  • Larue, Jeffrey.jpg Wanted sex offender found in Weatherford

    A sex offender reportedly sought by Hood County authorities after failing to register as required was found in a Weatherford hotel last week, police say, after exposing himself to an employee.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0415 loc WC choir.jpg WC choir presents the works of Eric Whitacre

     The Weatherford College Choir will showcase the music of composer Eric Whitacre on Tuesday, April 29. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is free.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greenwood Horse Trials to begin May 2

    The annual Greenwood Farm, Inc. International Horse Trials kick off Friday, May 2.

     

    April 16, 2014

  • Bob Tallman Speaking at Chapel.jpg Tallman speaks at WCS chapel

    World renowned Rodeo Announcer Bob Tallman, better known as the “Voice of Professional Rodeo,” stopped by Weatherford Christian School’s elementary campus april 10 to speak to over 150 students in grades Pre-K through 6th at their bi-weekly chapel. 

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hitting the trail for MS

    STEPHENVILLE – The Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride is a fun-filled event dedicated to raising funds that support national research into the cause and cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as provide programs to more than 9,000 people in the Lone Star Chapter area whose lives are touched by MS.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Accidental shooting reported

    Parker County deputies say a shooting that injured a man in the 8500 block of FM Road 1886 shortly after 5 p.m. Friday was reported to be accidental. 

    April 15, 2014

  • 20140307_120244 (2).jpg Garner student named one of top young artists

    Lily Youngblood, a Garner Elementary first grade student, was recently honored as one of the top 100 young artists in Texas by the Texas Art Education Association. Lily and her parents, Kristi and Clay Youngblood, traveled to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin where students from across Texas came together for the award ceremony and reception. 

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WCPAAA awards recipients at annual ceremony

    In recognition on National Volunteer Week, the Weatherford Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association held their Annual Awards ceremony April 9 at the city council chambers. Presidential Service awards were given out to members as well as years of service awards, followed up by a presentation of volunteer hours for 2013 to the City of Weatherford. 

    April 15, 2014

  • GoodCitizenship.jpg DAR hosts Good Citizen Award and chapter scholarship

    The Weatherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual luncheon March 25 at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford, with 48 students, parents and grandparents, teachers and members attending.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video