John Suayan Jul. 21, 2015, 4:08pm


A Louisiana woman is pursuing legal action against her father after he allegedly pistol-whipped her last year.

Caddo Parish resident Deanna Stanfield filed a lawsuit against Marion County citizen Robert Wall on July 21 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, claiming the incident in question occurred at Wall’s residence in Bivins on Feb. 15, 2014.

Stanfield explains that she and her husband were having a conversation when Wall “left the inside of his home, grabbed his pistol, and went to the area of the lawn” they were standing.

“The defendant then pointed the pistol directly at the plaintiff's forehead,” the suit states. “He then demanded that the plaintiff leave the property and simultaneously swung the pistol in the plaintiff's direction. The plaintiff was struck in the head and sustained injuries and damages including head injuries.”

The complaint further asserts that Wall “misjudged the distance which caused the plaintiff to be struck with the firearm.”

“He demonstrated that he knew the danger that wielding a firearm poses to women, and he intended to utilize the threat of this danger to force compliance with his orders,” the suit says.

Consequently, Stanfield seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by attorney Bobby Lamb of the law firm Gilliam & Smith, LLP in Marshall.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:15-CV-1332

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