Man accused in hammer attack on mother

December 5, 2012


A 30-year-old Cresson man, accused of striking his mother in the head with a hammer and using his thumbs to try and gouge out her eyes during a disturbance, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 27, by deputies, according to Parker County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Danie Huffman.

Jacob Dwight Farren fled the scene at his 54-year-old mother’s home in the 100 block of Brook Drive in Cresson in her vehicle.

“The victim told deputies her son threatened her and hit her in the head and upper body using the hammer and attempted to gouge her eyes out, following a domestic dispute,” Huffman said. “

Farren was arrested when deputies who were searching the area located him at about 1:30 a.m. on Goforth Road, northeast of Cresson, Huffman said. He was taken into custody without incident.

“The hammer was discovered in the vehicle and seized into evidence,” Huffman said.

Farren was charged with a first-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member. He remains in the Parker County Jail with a bond of $75,000.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Fort Worth hospital where she was treated for lacerations, scrapes and bruises on the upper portions of her body before being released, Huffman noted.

Parker County dispatchers received three 911 calls in connection with the incident – first from Farren at about 7 p.m., followed by one from the victim and one from the victim’s husband, Huffman added.

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