SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrested a 51-year-old man on Feb. 10 in connection to allegations that he ambushed his housemate and whacked him in the arm with a 2x4 board in December of 2016 over $30.
Patrick Dewayne Parks was booked into the Shelby County Jail on a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge on Feb. 10.
According to the arrest affidavit East Texas News obtained Wednesday, a SCSO deputy met with the alleged victim at the sheriff's office on Jan. 17. The man told the deputy that he was assaulted at about 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve of 2016.
The alleged victim told the SCSO deputy that Parks, the suspect, had been living with him and his brother at a home in the 100 block of Saddle Street in Joaquin.
On Dec. 24, 2016, Parks got drunk and lost his wallet, according to the affidavit. The alleged victim told the SCSO deputy that after Parks found his wallet next to him on the couch, he claimed that $9 was missing from it.
The victim told the deputy that Parks never had $9 in his wallet, the affidavit stated.
The victim explained that he left the house, and when he came back, his brother said he had told Parks to find another place to live because of his "volatile nature."
On Dec. 24, the alleged victim rode his bike to a female friend's house to pick up the Christmas meal she had cooked for him. The alleged victim said he had ridden about 50 feet on Saddle Street when Parks ran out of some bushes and struck him on the left arm with a 2x4 board, the affidavit stated.
The alleged victim told the SCSO deputy that he fell off his bicycle and hit the road. At that point he returned home.
The man told the deputy that his arm has been hurting since the incident, the affidavit stated.
The alleged victim showed the SCSO deputy his discharge papers from the Nacogdoches Medical Center ER in Center. A doctor diagnosed the alleged victim with a fracture in his upper left arm.
"Upon speaking to [the victim], he advised that he has not been able to use his arm like he used to due to the fracture, which has limited his movement," the affidavit stated.
On Jan. 25, Chief Deputy Donnie Dickerson with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office met with Parks at the home where he was currently staying. Parks told Dickerson that he, the victim, and the victim's brother had gotten into it over $30 being taken from his wallet, the affidavit stated.
Parks told the SCSO chief deputy that he though either the victim or the victim's brother stole the money from his wallet.
During the interview, Parks also said that they were all intoxicated on the night of Dec. 24, 2016, the affidavit stated. He claimed that after he saw the victim riding his bicycle, the two of them started arguing and that, at some point, he fell on the man and they both went to the ground.
"Parks stated that it was not intentional," the affidavit stated. ""It was just due to the fact they were both intoxicated and arguing."