Hopkins County Deputies were called to a residence on FM 3505 where Gerald Wayne Shafer, 71, was wielding a homemade spear and approaching his brother-in-law while threatening to stab him.
The brother-in-law was taken to CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital and later released. When released the brother-in-law was walking along State Highway 19 North when a deputy observed him and stopped him. It was found that he had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor and he was arrested.
Both are in Hopkins County Jail. Gerald Wayne Shafer is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family.