A 61-year-old Texarkana man who is accused of beating another man with an aluminum baseball bat allegedly used a box cutter to injure himself after the attack.
David Wilson initially said to police that he used the bat in self-defense, but investigators raised questions upon examining the evidence.
According to the alleged victim, he and Wilson argued at a house in the 1800 block of Charlestine Street. The man left the residence and sat in a nearby park where Wilson attacked him with the bat. The man called police on August 7. Police found injuries on his forearm, shin, and back.
Wilson alleged that the man had attacked him with a box cutter. According to the affidavit, Wilson had a “very clean cut on his shirt that didn’t exactly match with his wounds.” Wilson alleged that he armed himself with the bat after being attacked.
Officers observed that Wilson’s abdominal wounds seemed self-inflicted. Both the bat and box cutter were found in Wilson’s possession.
Wilson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and faces between two and twenty years in prison if convicted. He is currently free on a $100,000 bond.
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