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July 28, 2013

Grand jury indicts suspect in baseball bat beating

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Parker County grand jury Thursday indicted a man accused in the baseball bat beating of a passerby who reportedly stopped to help the suspect.

Gray Shadoe Taylor, 22, of Weatherford, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor and another man were reportedly walking down Mineral Wells Highway near Weatherford while dressed in dark clothing after dark May 20, causing passing cars to swerve around them.

Responding to a call reporting a physical altercation, deputies found a man who had sustained a large laceration to his head, was bleeding heavily from his head and mouth and was uanble to speak due to his injuries.

Several subjects reportedly fled to a nearby apartment when deputies arrived and were later located.

A driver reported to deputies that he let the victim out of the vehicle to check on the pedestrians and circled back around, later locating the injured man.

Taylor said he flipped off the pair in the vehicle and ran back to his home for the bat when the vehicle circled around.

He claimed the man approached him on his porch and raised a fist at him in an attempt to assault him so he struck the man in self-defense.

However, no blood was located at Taylor’s porch, though fresh blood spatter was found about 75 yards away, according to the sheriff’s office.

Stabbing

The grand jury indicted James Dee Terry, 38, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Terry was arrested May 13 after, a sheriff’s investigator said, Terry admitted to stabbing a 39-year-old man who showed up at Weatherford Regional Medical Center with a stab wound to the chest and a cut on the arm.

The stabbing reportedly occurred at a home in the 100 block of Izella Lane and was reportedly witnessed by a woman who did not report the incident to authorities.

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