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January 10, 2013

Shooting, hammer beating cases among grand jury indictments

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Parker County grand jury indicted a woman who, deputies say, shot her brother in the chest and a man who, deputies say, severely beat his mother with a hammer.

Ramona Kathalene Parker, 54, of Millsap, was arrested after deputies responding to the 1200 block of Brazos Rock Road the evening of Oct. 26 found her brother, who was in his 50s, bleeding profusely from the chest area, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Fox reportedly told deputies that her brother had entered her trailer and begun destroying her property.

After the man left, Fox said she went to her brother’s travel trailer, located on the same property, taking a pellet rifle with her, according the sheriff’s office. Inside her brother’s residence, she reportedly shot him in the chest with the gun.

Deputies found a man laying on a couch in his travel trailer with a copious amount of blood on his person and the surrounding area, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Danie Huffman.

The man was transported by CareFlite to a Fort Worth hospital for his injuries.

Fox, who was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault, was released from the Parker County Jail on $15,000 bond in November.

Hammer beating case

A man accused of severely injuring his mother by beating her about the head with a large hammer was also indicted Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault.

Jacob Dwight Farren, 30, of Cresson, was arrested hours after he reportedly called 911 and requested an ambulance, stating that a woman was bleeding to death.

His 54-year-old mother also called 911 and reported that her son had attempted to kill her with a hammer.

Farren was arrested later that night in the area after reportedly fleeing the scene in his mother’s car.

The woman told authorities that when she told her son to leave and not come back during an argument over his tax return, he came toward her, grabbed her and found a hammer on the table, Investigator James Allain wrote.

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