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Christian man attacked by best friends son

By Donna Westfall – January 9, 2017 –

dick-pearcey-attacked-jan-9-17Sunday evening, January 8th, long time Crescent City resident, Paul Richard (“Dick”) Pearcey, age 79, was brutally attacked and beaten in his Crescent City home.

His best friends son and neighbor was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, cruelty on an elder adult, first degree burglary, and obstruction/resisting a peace officer and emergency technician.

31 year old, Christopher Joseph Gregory, was identified as the attacker.

But, there’s more to this story.  According to  his daughter, Tamara Wandelt, her father spent time in the Navy and being a musician.  He was a man of excess, but he turned his life around when a tragic accident hit home.

He lost one of his brothers and nephew in a horrific auto accident (big fuel rig/driver was under the influence), as a result, Dick turned things around and dedicated his life to the Lord.

Tamara says this about her father; “He is one of the kindest and most generous men you’ll ever meet.  His wealth may not reside in his wallet, but he has a heart of gold. He is a man of faith and serves his community by providing transportation to and from church and singing at retirement communities. As a musician, he utilizes his gift of song to help and comfort others.”

When she learned of her dad being in the hospital she completely broke down.  Then her thoughts turned to anger. She adds; ‘But, I immediately thought of how my dad would feel about that. Knowing him, he has already forgiven this man and is praying for him. That’s the kind of man my father is. He always manages to see the light in the darkest of situations.”

Fortunately, her dad is one tough cookie and was released from the hospital this morning, is surrounded by family at home while he recovers and is loving the attention of his loved ones.   His family is incredibly grateful that he will be around on January 17th to celebrate his 80th birthday.

 

5 Responses to Christian man attacked by best friends son

  1. Pedro Trejo Reply

    January 12, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    He has been booked but not released, look it up.

    • Webmaster Reply

      January 12, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Yes, we published DA’s info on Jan. 11th, showing amount of bail was $140,000.

  2. linda sutter Reply

    January 10, 2017 at 12:29 am

    i get the Christian thing…but people are too trusting…even the bible says you will not be able to trust your own family members much less anyone else… The elderly need to know there are no good days…do not answer your door…even in the day time hours… especially when your alone… UNLESS… your gun is cocked and loaded for first the warning shot and then the execution…

  3. Tamara Reply

    January 9, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    It’s is my understanding that Gregory has already served a sentence for assaulting an officer in a prior incident in approximately 2014, so we’re praying that justice is served in this case and that Gregory gets the help he desperately needs.

  4. LOCAL DA & JUDGES ARE WORTHLESS Reply

    January 9, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Christopher Gregory is a dangerous person who will never spend any time in prison for this. We have no problem killing off dogs, bears or other animals who attack humans like this, but when another human does this, we book and release.

    The following charges:

    Violations Code Description
    245 PC ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON
    368 PC CRUELTY/THEFT:DEPENDENT/ELDER ADULT
    459 PC BURGLARY:FIRST DEGREE
    69 PC OBSTRUCT/RESIST EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    148 (A)(1) pc obstruct/resist/etc public/peace officer/emergency med tech
    243 (B) PC BATTERY ON PEACE OFFICER/EMERGENCY PERSONNEL/ETC
    594 PC MALICIOUS MISCHIEF/VANDALISM

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