Man who allegedly stabbed his father to death indicted

Man who allegedly stabbed his father to death indicted
(Source: Smith County Judicial Records)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A man who the Smith County Sheriff’s Office said stabbed his father to death has been indicted.

Patrick Crowder Jr, 22, of Flint was indicted for the charge of murder by a Smith County Grand Jury of the 114th Judicial District Court.

On October 14, 2018, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a home in the 11200 block of County Road 1232 in Flint around 3:05 a.m.

They said the caller told them that 46-year old Patrick Crowder Sr. had been stabbed by his son, Patrick Crowder Jr.

The sheriff’s office said witnesses at the scene said the two had been in an argument about whether Patrick Crowder Jr. was going to church Sunday morning.

The argument escalated and Patrick Crowder Jr. allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed his father who died as a result.

Crowder’s bond is set at $500,000.

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