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September 28, 2012

Weatherford man charged with pointing gun at wife

WEATHERFORD — A 79-year-old man was arrested last week after his wife claimed he pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her during an argument over finances.

According to a Weatherford police, a 73-year-old woman called police shortly before 7 p.m. and told the responding officer that her husband had pulled a gun on her around 1 p.m. that day, something he denies.

Patrick M. Vick was arrested the following day on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the Justice of the Peace Kelly Green’s office, the woman said she and her husband went to the store and Vick became angry because the groceries cost more than they should have.

They had been having financial problems and Vick began blaming her for those problems, the woman told police.

“[She] advised that Pat went to the bedroom and returned to the kitchen and pointed the gun at her from three feet away,” the affidavit states.

Vick reportedly told her that he would shoot her between the eyes and he was going to kill her, according to the probable cause statement.

She told him that she would call police and he reportedly said she had better be out of the country when he got out or he would kill her, she told police.

The woman said she waited until he went outside and then left with the vehicle.

The following morning, the investigator contacted the woman, who told the officer that her husband had assaulted her by hitting and kicking her for most of their 56-year marriage.

She reportedly said that Vick was mad because she went over the allotted $15 for groceries and that she believes he will kill her.

Vick has pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her in the past, she reportedly told police. “She said she has ‘battled’ the abuse for most of her life from Pat.”

“No, I didn’t point it at her,” Vick told the Democrat Thursday when asked if he pointed a gun at his wife. “I just had it my hand.”

Asked if he threatened to kill her, Vick denied it.

“No, ain’t no way I’d kill that woman,” Vick said.

He declined to comment further, stating he’d just hired an attorney.


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