POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Polk County District Attorney's Office has dismissed the case of a New Caney man due to insufficient evidence.
Billy Ray Parker, 52, was arrested in Nov. 2015 and charged with injury to a mentally and physically disabled man because he witnessed the alleged abuse and didn't report it to authorities.
Delois Jean Schumaker, 46, was also arrested for allegedly beating the disabled man with a baseball bat repeatedly over the course of the past six months.
According to prosecuting attorney Todd Dillon, Parker's case was dismissed because of insufficient evidence and that Schumaker was most responsible for the alleged assault.
Dillon added that if sufficient evidence is found from other alleged assaults reported, charges will be pressed.
Parker spent 60 days in jail before the case.
According to Dillon, he thinks Parker is guilty of failure to report, which is a Class A misdemeanor, which is typically for a 60-day jail sentence.
Schumaker's case is still pending.