Bobby Ray Coker

WEST TAWAKONI — A Greenville man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a reported assault with a knife in West Tawakoni.

Bobby Ray Coker, 85, was in custody in the Hunt County Detention Center Thursday afternoon, being held in lieu of $100,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement indicating deputies were dispatched at around 9 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Indian Trail in West Tawakoni for a report of a disturbance with weapons.

Upon arrival the officers observed through the window of an RV what appeared to be a male subject possibly stabbing a mattress.

The subject, who was later identified as Coker,, exited the RV without incident armed with two knives in his hands which he quickly surrendered. Deputies made entry into the RV to determine if there were any victims inside at which time they located one male subject in need of medical attention.  American Medical Response transported the victim to the hospital for his injuries and his condition was not immediately released.

“I want to thank the Quinlan and Hawk Cover Police Departments for their assistance in responding to this call and the subsequent investigation,” said Sheriff Randy Meeks. “The quick response of all the agencies involved may have saved the life of the victim and I commend how all law enforcement personnel worked together in this instance.”

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