On May 15 at approximately 7:40 pm Crossville Police arrested Timothy A. Wilson, 22, of Crossville near Graves Street and 4th Street for driving on a revoked drivers license. The officer new that Wilson did not possess a valid license when he was seen driving. Wilson posted $150 bond and was released.
On May 15 at approximately 11:36 pm an officer responded to 105 S. Goodman Street in Crossville in response to a report of a domestic battery which had taken place inside the residence. A Crossville Police officer and White County Sheriff Doug Maier also responded to the scene. Officers were advised Gene L. Scarlett, 86, of Crossville had been attacked by his son Andy L. Scarlett, 52, of Crossville. Upon arrival the officer met with Mary E. Baker. Baker led officers to into the living room of the residence where the officers observed Gene laying against the front door of the residence. Gene stated Andy had struck him multiple times with a metal cane. The officer requested an ambulance respond to the scene. The officer seen a bent blue metal cane laying in the living room floor. As the officers were speaking with Gene another officer observed an individual walking outside at the rear of the residence. The officer and Sheriff Maier went to the rear of the residence and observed Andy walking on the back patio. The officer and Sheriff Maier approached Andy, and Andy made a spontaneous statement that he and Gene had been arguing inside the residence. The officer placed Andy in handcuffs. Andy stated he understood he was being arrested for striking his father. A Crossville first responder arrived at this time and began treating Gene. The officer spoke with Baker about the incident. Baker stated she is a caregiver for Gene and his wife, Ferris F. Scarlett. Baker advised she and Ferris had been in Ferris’ bedroom preparing for bed when she heard a loud noise in the living room. Baker stated when she entered the living room she seen Gene laying on the ground near the front door. Baker stated she observed Andy standing near Gene with the cane. Baker stated she then observed Andy striking Gene with the cane two times. Baker stated it appeared as though Gene was trying to turn away from Andy while Andy was striking him. Baker stated she also heard Andy cursing at Gene while he was striking him. Baker stated she never heard any arguing between Gene and Andy prior to observing the altercation. Baker stated Ferris did not observe any part of the altercation. Baker confirmed she was the one who had contacted the Sheriffs Department. The officer then spoke with Gene. Gene stated he and Andy had been involved in a verbal argument. Gene stated as the argument progressed Andy picked up the cane and struck him in the head. Gene stated he then fell to the ground, and Andy continued to strike him multiple times with the cane. Gene stated Andy struck him multiple times and then walked away, but Gene did not know where Andy had gone. The officers observed Gene appeared to have a large gash on the back of his head. The officer also observed Gene’s left arm appeared to be broken. The officer photographed these injuries and attached them to the incident report. Deaconess Illinois Ambulance service arrived and began treating Gene. Gene was then transported to Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh Indiana for further treatment. The officer advised Gene and Ferris that Andy was being charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery. The officer advised an incident report would be completed and forwarded to the White County State’s Attorney’s Officer for his consideration. The officer advised them of the procedure for obtaining an order of protection against Andy. The officer advised Gene and Ferris they would be in contact if further information was needed.
On May 15 at approximately 1:48 pm an officer spoke with Veronica S. Taylor by telephone in reference to her vehicle being damaged while parked in her driveway located in Enfield. Taylor advised at some point on May 13 the air was released from all four of her vehicles tires while it was parked in her driveway. Taylor stated she was able to air the tires back up and use the vehicle. Taylor advised she then observed her passengers side front tire was going flat again. Taylor advised when she attempted to air the tire back up she observed the internal parts of the tires valve stem had been removed. Taylor stated she believes this may habe taken place after she put air back into the tires, but she stated she was not certain as a friend had actually aired the tires up for her. Taylor stated she had not observed any other damage to the tires. Taylor stated she did not know who may have caused the damage to the tires. Taylor stated she would like to file a report about the situation. The officers advised an incident report would be completed and placed on file at the White County Sheriffs Department. The officer advised he would contact Taylor if any further information became available.