Victims: Baseball bat attack stemmed from missing rose bush

Victims: Baseball bat attack stemmed from missing rose bush

TYLER (KYTX) - A man and woman were attached with a baseball bat at a hotel around 8:00 Sunday morning. The two people injured in that attack are out of the hospital -- but still have bruises.

CBS 19's Katiera Winfrey spoke to the victims and explains what happened.

Drops of blood dot the entry way into room 410 at the Economy Inn in Tyler.

"I felt my head and blood was everywhere and I kinda freaked out."

Amber Garza was lying on one of the beds in the room with her 20-month old son. Her friend Jeremy Walker was lying on the other bed when police said Grover Davis came in and attacked them.

"And he took the baseball bat and just hit him. I oughta hit you too and that's when he hit me in the head and he went for a  second blow and hold my arm up."

Garza has known the suspect for about two years. When she invited him in, she didn't see the metal bat she says he's used in the attack.

"That's what all of this was over, Grover was mad because he though Jeremy took a rose bush. It had nothing to do with me at all."

The rose bush dispute has left Garza with 11 stitches and several staples in her head.

And left Walker with a limp.

"My leg keep twitching that's what hurts," said Walker.

Walker said despite his leg injury, he was able to get up and wrestle Davis out of the door of the room, that's when neighbors stepped in to help and called police.

By the time police arrived, Davis had driven away from the scene. He was later found.
Davis is in the Smith County jail facing two counts of aggravated assault.

Garza's infant son wasn't injured in the attack. The child is with other family members while his mother recuperates. A bond for Davis has not yet been set.

TYLER (KYTX) - A man is in jail after police say he attacked a man and a woman at the Economy Inn in the 3300 block of Mineola Highway Sunday morning. Grover Davis, 52, was arrested for attacking two people with a baseball bat.

Tyler police responded to the incident around 8:00. The victims Jeremy Walker, and Amber Garza, were both found inside a room suffering from injuries.

Police were told after responding to the incident that Davis left the scene in a white Ford Crown Victoria. He was later found in the general area after a traffic stop.

The victims were taken to ETMC for non-life threatening injuries.

Davis was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail for two counts of aggravated assaults. There is no information as to what led up to the attack.


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