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May 22, 2013

Woman charged in knife attack indicted

Unrelated stabbing leads to grand jury’s charge against man

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A woman originally charged with attempted murder in a knife attack that left one woman severely injured was indicted Thursday by a Parker County grand jury for second-degree felony aggravated assault causing seriously bodily injury in the case.

Laura Anne Cloy, 27, remains in the Parker County Jail with bond set at $100,000.

According to information previously provided by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, a 42-year-old woman was repeatedly stabbed or cut with a knife March 6 in the 100 block of Horseshoe Drive in Western Lake Estates during an argument with Cloy.

The injured woman was reportedly bleeding heavily from cuts to both forearms.

She was transported by witnesses in a personal vehicle to Weatherford Regional Medical Center before being flown by helicopter to John Peter Smith hospital.

Cloy reportedly left the scene and was later arrested.

Brotherly stabbing

Ray Paul Zachmeyer, 23, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member.

Zachmeyer stabbed his older brother in the torso on March 27, according to the indictment.

Witnesses transported the injured 26-year-old man to Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells. They told deputies that the men were arguing before the incident but did not see the stabbing occur.

The 26-year-old man, who underwent surgery to the wound, told deputies the wound was self-inflicted, that he fell on his knife while sharpening it.

However, Zachmeyer reportedly confessed to stabbing his brother and said he threw the pocket knife into a nearby lake.

Shooting

Virgil Lee Bias, 70, was indicted on an enhanced, third-degree felony charge of deadly conduct with a firearm in connection with a shooting in the 8600 block of Old Springtown Road on March 16.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, a 43-year-old man told deputies that he had a prior agreement with Bias to park his trailer on Bias’ property, and Bias believed he was not moving the trailer fast enough.

Bias became angry and was yelling before going to his house and returning with a revolver that he shot once into the air and again into the ground about a foot away from the man, the man told deputies.

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