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Shooter of DPS trooper
gets 20 years on parole violation
Still to be tried for attempted murder. On July 15th, Timothy Charles Parmer, 45, of Mineola, was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in a case of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon - probation revocation. The sentence was handed down by Judge Timothy Boswell of the 402nd Judicial District Court of Wood County.
The case of Attempted Capital Murder, in which DPS Trooper Larry Vaughan was seriously injured, is still pending and will soon be presented to a Wood County Grand Jury. For that charge, Parmer could face up to life in prison.
Parmer was arrested on March 8th this year after the Wood County Sheriff's Office and the DPS were dispatched to a Mineola-area home to serve Parmer a felony warrant for the probation violation.
When the officers arrived at the residence, Parmer fired one shotgun round from a window of the residence. This struck Trooper Vaughn in the face. Vaughn was taken to a Tyler hospital where he underwent surgery. He has survived the wounds. He is a 31-year veteran of the DPS, from the Quitman area.
Parmer, who has been in the Wood County Jail since March 8th, is being transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division to serve the 20-year sentence related to the probation revocation case and await the trial for attempted murder.