03/14/2021

Lake County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing Saturday evening at approximately 6:40 p.m. at a residence located at 44721 Lake Mack Drive in DeLand.

The suspect, 30-year-old Kolby Allen Parker, initially reported to deputies that he was attacked by his 77-year-old grandfather, Ronal Wells, Sr., who also resided at the residence with Parker. Parker initially claimed the two were smoking marijuana together and a confrontation began, at which time he said Wells came at him with a knife. Parker stated he was able to disarm Wells and use the knife against him.

The 77-year-old Wells was located deceased on the front porch of the home with apparent stab wounds.

While talking with responding deputies, Parker produced two human ears from his pants pocket, which were later discovered to be those of the decedent. He then became violent towards the deputies, attacking and fighting them and trying to disarm them. He was secured and placed under arrest for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting with Violence.

Detectives arrived on scene to further the investigation, during which time they executed a search warrant for the property. Detectives located a baseball bat in the corner of the porch with what appeared to be blood-like stains, as well as a large butcher knife on the kitchen table and dripped blood on the kitchen floor.

Parker later confessed to striking his grandfather multiple times in the head with the baseball bat and then stabbing him with the butcher knife numerous times. He also admitted to cutting the victim’s ears off and stated he wanted his grandfather to be with his deceased grandmother.

In addition to the charges of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting with Violence, Parker was charged with Second-Degree Murder (Domestic Violence) and was booked in with no bond.

 

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