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Local Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault

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.

Author: Staff Reporter

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