Naked man beat Fort Worth delivery driver to death with firewood, court docs say

A Fort Worth delivery driver was killed by a naked man who beat him to death with the firewood he was delivering, court documents show.

The 27-year-old suspect, Christantus Omondi, is now in jail and charged with murder.

Police say after the brutal attack, Omondi went back to the Airbnb he was renting and threatened another tenant.

The victim was just doing his job, dropping off firewood at a residence in Fort Worth. The homeowner came outside to help him.

The homeowner was able to escape the attack. He says the suspect was acting belligerent and extremely violent.

The homeowner, who didn’t want his name used or his face shown, spoke to FOX 4 and recounted the terrifying ambush. 

"Fully believe with my whole heart that he was out to murder both of us," he said.

Officers were called to a home on Wendover Drive in Fort Worth on Saturday night in freezing temperatures after multiple people called them about an assault.

Police found 51-year-old Scotty Jackson dead in the front yard with "severe blunt force trauma" to the head and neck.

The man who owned the home told police that he had called Jackson to buy firewood. When Jackson arrived with a U-Haul filled with wood, a naked man — later identified as Christantus Omondi — approached him, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

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Chrisantus Omondi (Source: Tarrant County Jail)

"This naked man is three inches from my face, holding a key up to me yelling at me that I was on his property. He never wants to see me again. I should leave," the homeowner recalled. "Scott then replied, ‘No, this is his property and his house. Just let us unload firewood because it’s cold outside.’" 

The homeowner told police that’s when Omondi pushed him and then struck Jackson with a piece of wood repeatedly and eventually dumped a wheelbarrow on him. 

Omondi then chased the homeowner back inside his house. 

The homeowner watched Omondi go back over to Jackson and beat him to death with the firewood. 

In police documents, officers noted that other witnesses confirmed the homeowner's account, as did video surveillance.

Omondi then went inside an Airbnb on the same street, according to the affidavit.

A female tenant inside the Airbnb later told police that she was trying to do laundry when Omondi, who she recognized as a tenant of another room, ran into the house yelling at her, documents show.

The woman told officers Omondi tried to force his way into her room yelling, "I'll beat your a--. I'm going to f--- you up." The woman made her way to the bathroom, and Omondi was trying to force his way inside when police arrived, according to the affidavit.

Police told Omondi to leave the home, and as he left, he continued to yell at officer, documents show.

Omondi, who was still naked, was "non-compliant and aggressive," according to the affidavit. Police deployed a taser, and Omondi was eventually detained.

Scotty Jackson (Family Photo)

Kasey DeLeon holds onto the days her dad, Scotty Jackson, spoiled her and her two girls. She lived with her dad in White Settlement. But Saturday evening, Jackson never came home. 

"I remember telling my boyfriend, ‘Something is wrong. My dad always calls me,’" she recalled.

Last DeLeon heard, Jackson was delivering firewood to a home Saturday evening. 

"I’ll never be able to call my dad again. I’ll never be able to see him. At this moment, I have so much hate and so much anger," she said. "I just hope that justice is served. That’s all I want for my dad."

Neighbors say Omondi had only rented that Airbnb on that street a few days prior.

Omondi does have a criminal history, including evading arrest. Last year, he held a security guard at gunpoint in Tarrant County.

Omondi has been charged with murder, aggravated assault of a security officer and obstruction. He is being held in the Tarrant County Corrections Center on $312,000 bond.