Outside Stephenville, a Man Was Reportedly Tied to a Tree by Attackers Who Attempted to Castrate Him

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Last Sunday, a man was out checking his hog traps in a pasture in rural Erath County, some 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, when he stumbled upon 43-year-old Ricky Stephens.

Stephens was alive, but barely. He had been severely beaten and was covered in severe burns, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune reports. He was taken to Parkland Hospital, where he remains in a medically induced coma.

The Erath County Sheriff's Office, fresh off dealing with the media storm that blew in following the shooting death of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, has been slow to release information. When the Empire-Tribune first reported the beating on Wednesday, law enforcement officials provided no details other than to say they were investigating and that it was a "fluid situation."

Now the newspaper is reporting that Stephens had been tied to a tree, and his attackers had attempted to castrate him. Those details were provided by unidentified persons close to Stephens and have yet to be confirmed by law enforcement.

"We don't have anything new to add at this time," Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant told the Empire-Tribune this morning. "We are still interviewing witnesses."

We've left a message with Bryant's office. We'll post an update when we hear back.

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jkindredspirit
jkindredspirit

To CogitoErgoSum, The opinions of every one on this matter at hand. For everyone is Unique in there own way. I can say this It is Terribly Wrong to Assume any thing about and individual. Unless You know for a fact. In My Opinion. I will state this- I  Know for a Fact He would not hurt a Fly let alone the *SEX ACCUSATIONS* are false. I know in My Heart  he would never commit such a Crime.  

Now on the other hand he was probably in a wrong place wrong time.

BUT - No One and I mean no one deserved what happened, To My Friend.    

It is Not a fair to take matters into your or any ones own hands.

Until We All Know the TRUTH. On what really happen Time Will Tell.

What We Need Know is a Miracle That He  Will Pull Threw this Pain He has suffered. 

And Give Support to his Family, and His Kids, and His Close Friends.

Those that Care for him,,  

Just the Thought to Know that a Friend went threw this Horrible Pain, and Trama Alone, It Will Take alot on the inside to Heal, the Scares on the Outside will Heal all in good time..

I Ask This  NO ONE DESERVES THIS NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE

I ASK FOR A PRAYER CHAIN TO BE STARTED,,,

I also ask that those involved give them selfs up,, Might as well face the charges Like Grown Adults,

Lets all Send Healing Prayers out to Ricky Stephens.

He  might not have done his life  before all this happened.

And might have disappointed a few people in his life 

He is a Good Man,  

He might have lost his way along the Path of His Destiny that waa in front of Him

But To Know this There are people That Do Care. What happens , in our lifes..

I know this for I was fortunate to come to Know Ricky, Many Moons ago. 

And His Kids, and His Family and his Parents 

They are And Always will have a very special place in My Heart.

So I know in My Heart,  And Yes there is Good in everyone- Just looking beyond what is in front of Our Eyes. Really Looking deep within,

SO I ASK ONCE AGAIN  MY FRIEND NEEDS MANY PRAYERS TO PULL THREW THIS..

MAY THE GREAT SPIRIT WATCH OVER AND KEEP SAFE FOR ALWAYS.

And When He Awakes and is Much Better. Then and Only then He can Re Tell What Happened to Him that Day.

So  We As Individuals, Have No Right To Paas Judgement On another Individual,, 

Yes I understand many things in life, It is easier to Throw a Stone, before looking in Own Backyard. 

IT WOULD BE BETTER TO KNOW ALL THE TRUTH  OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY ONE HAS THERE OWN OPINION ON WHAT HAPPENED. AND  WELL THAT IS YOUR OPINION,,, 

EVERY ONE IS UNIQUE IN THERE OWN WAY,

EVERY ONE IS AND INDIVIDUAL IN THERE  OWN WAY

NO TWO PEOPLE ARE THE SAME.


jkindredspirit
jkindredspirit

Excuss me, HE IS NOT GAY and he would never done that  to any one. Get your facts straight. He couldnt hurt a fly.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum topcommenter

Based on what few facts we have, it seems somewhat reasonable to deduce that this man's attackers were either punishing him for some sort of perceived sex crime, or he is openly gay and approached the wrong folks. Either way, it seems likely that if he recovers, they will be punished with years in prison, where they may be lucky to leave with their sphincters intact.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

No answer from Tone or Nicholson? We can expect facebook pictures and names of all sexual assault victims from now on right? It's only fair. 

DMZ3
DMZ3

This sounds like a lynching.

JFPO
JFPO

As a side note, your awesome commenting system won't let me post from my iPhone...again. Please post another article telling us how awesome your commenting system is.

wannacut
wannacut

He probably raped some kid and someone decided to prosecute the old fashioned way, If thats the case more power to them

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Sometimes parts of this state still scare me; we have come A LONG WAY, but............

ps-Remember Jasper? Eff'ing rednecks.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

And why are you posting the picture of a man who is a victim of sexual assault? Oh right.. man. Nevermind. 

Maybe Anna Merlan can come in and blame the victim too

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

Oh look... jokes.. I bet you people would made the same jokes about Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, right?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

I guess the Erath County Convention and Visitors Bureau is going to have to update their brochures.

Ricky_Hollywood
Ricky_Hollywood

@JFPO It's not really their fault.  Village Voice Media forced them to switch to this abomination from Disqus.  But, yes, this commenting system is utter shite.

todd
todd

@cantkeepthetruthdown Interested to see what the response is to this.  If forced attempted castration is not classified sexual assault, I'd really like to know why.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@cantkeepthetruthdown The only joke is the redneck assfucks running around this state doing shit like this. 

I'd be happy to pull the trigger or push the plunger or whatever to ensure the final breath of the perpetrators of this crime. After partially removing their tiny little balls, of course.

As for Shepard and Byrd? Same thing. The assfucks that did it should be similarly tortured before being disposed of.


bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Montemalone "The assfucks that did it should be similarly tortured before being disposed of." Which makes you different from the rednecks in what way?

JFPO
JFPO

@bmarvel @Montemalone Note that our resident racist is suddenly "sensitive" now that the victim is a white male.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@MontemaloneSince you don't have any reservations, I'm still curious: what distinguishes you from those who practice torturing and castration? Is it, perhaps, that you wouldn't actually do it?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@bmarvel @Montemalone I thought you biblebeaters believed in all that eye for an eye stuff.

I didn't go out looking to torture/kill anybody.

But I don't have any reservations about giving these wastes of humanity a taste of their own medicine.

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