88-year-old man arrested for assaulting his wife

88-year-old man arrested for assaulting his wife
Source: WCSO

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Wichita Falls Police say an incident Tuesday afternoon led them to arrest an 88-year-old man.

Police were called to a home in the 4100 block of Blanton Street after a home health caretaker witnessed the man assaulting his wife.

An arrest affidavit says Jerry Clark admitted to “backhanding” and kicking his wife during an argument.

Clark told police the argument began over a room she was supposed to stay out of due to black mold growth, but she would continue to go into.

Clark’s wife is wheelchair bound and relies on others for her daily tasks, the affidavit says she was unable to defend herself.

Clark was arrested on charges of Injury to an elderly or disabled individual. As of Friday afternoon, he no longer appears on the Wichita County Jail inmate roster.

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