Two arrested after 82-year-old bound and robbed in Boyd home

Two arrested after 82-year-old bound and robbed in Boyd home

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Parker County Sheriff's deputies say an 82-year-old man was found bound and gagged in his home on Friday, June 8, after what was believed to be a robbery. Authorities have obtained arrest warrants for four total suspects, and have taken two of the men into custody, Jimmy Ray Murrell (left), 49, and Roger Lee Hammons (left), 49.

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by JOSH DAVIS

WFAA

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 15 at 5:37 PM

BOYD - Parker County Sheriff's deputies say they've arrested two suspects in the assault of an 82-year-old man who was found bound and gagged in his home on Friday after what was believed to be a robbery.

Neighbors came to Marvin Zimmerman's residence in the 1400 block of New Hope Road to check on the homeowner and when they looked through the window, they saw him on the living room floor. They called police around 9:30 p.m.

Sheriff's deputies forced their way into the home and called paramedics for Zimmerman. He had been handcuffed behind his back and had duct tape on his hands, head and feet. One suspect told investigators he used a stun gun on Zimmerman in an attempt to get information on where he kept belongings.

Zimmerman told police he was assaulted by three white men with shaved heads, but was unable to provide police more information on the suspects before he was transported for medical attention.

According to the police, the home had been ransacked. Parker County officials conducted the initial investigation, which was continued by the Texas Rangers and Wise County Sheriff's Department due to the location of the home.

Authorities have obtained arrest warrants for four total suspects, and have taken two of the men into custody, Jimmy Ray Murrell, 49, and Roger Lee Hammons, 49. The men in custody have confessed to their involvement in the robbery. More arrests are expected later on Tuesday.

Zimmerman was transported to a Fort Worth hospital and was last listed in serious condition.

The charges in the case will be filed as Injury to the Elderly and Aggravated Robbery, both first-degree felonies.

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