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January 10, 2013

Shooting, hammer beating cases among grand jury indictments


Telling her that he was going to kill her, he hit her on the head with the hammer and “then tried to gouge her eyes out with his thumbs,” the probable cause affidavit states.

The woman told the Democrat that her head injuries required 10 staples and 20 sutures.

“I’m so thankful that God has spared me,” Beverly Farren said, adding that she believes she would have passed out if she’d received one more blow to the head and likely died.

“He’s bipolar,” Farren said. “He won’t take his medication. He just snapped. It was like a different personality. He just said he had to kill me.”

Jacob Farren remained in the Parker County Jail Wednesday with bond set at $75,000.

Other recent indictments include:

• Robert Gatlin Burns, evading arrest with a vehicle.

• Ryan Edward Cox, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

• David Lyndon Crawford, theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Gene Edwin Franks, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Jose Juan Garcia, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Jonathon Edward Gordon, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Richard Daniel Grandberry, attempt to possess a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.

• Ramon Garcia Moreno, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Teresa Renya Parker, driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years.

• Cynthia Sue Patterson, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Donald Wayne Ray, theft of service, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Floyd Neal Smith, assault of a public servant.

• Scott Eugene Swoyer, burglary of a building.

• Joey Randall Williams, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Ryan Weston Hunt, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

• Janice Odom, injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury.

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