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Police: Illinois Men Attack Senior, 77, Drive On His Yard After He Asks Them To Slow Down

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Madison County Sheriff's Office.
David Hurley, twenty.
A 77-year-old Alton, Illinois, man asked two young men speeding by in a truck to slow down. Instead, they drove their vehicle straight into his yard -- but not before attacking him.

At least these are the accusations of police who say that Tyler Bates, age nineteen, is now facing charges of aggravated battery. And his alleged accomplice, David Hurley, twenty, the driver at the time of the incident, is facing criminal damage charges.

Police were able to track down the two with the help of Christina Hurley, 21, who is the sister of the suspected driver. But she, too, was arrested because she was actively wanted out of the Collinsville Police Department for a failure to appear on a traffic offense, officials say.

What happened to the elderly man?

Last Friday at around 1 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the 2800 block of Ridgedale Drive in Godfrey, Illinois, and there met with the 77-year-old victim and a witness. Those two had been working in the front yard of a home on the block when a black truck sped by them.

They yelled at the driver to slow down -- and Hurley, a Godfrey resident, stopped the vehicle altogether. He and Bates, an Alton resident in the passenger seat, both began screaming and cursing at them, police say.

TYLER M. BATES.JPG
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Tyler Bates, nineteen.

Bates then got out of the car, allegedly "bumped his chest" against the 77-year-old and shoved him with both hands. The victim told police that he "stumbled into a ditch," but wasn't seriously injured. Bates got back in the truck and they sped away.

But they apparently were not satisfied with that attack.

Police say that as the victim was calling the sheriff's office, the suspects returned in the vehicle. This time, they allegedly drove the truck off of the roadway and straight through the witness' yard, damaging the lawn -- before fleeing once again.

Continue for more details on the arrests and for more photos.

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Steve Hatfalvi
Steve Hatfalvi

Every kid wants to kick some ass these days, video game fantasies coming alive. epidemic.

msseger
msseger

Sounds like the truck was used in the commission of a crime --they should confiscate it and sell it at auction.  I know they can't but it would be a logic that might cause young people to become model citizens lol

Brian Marten
Brian Marten

Yeah, bad enough that they are allowed to drive. Hopefully, these idiots wouldn't be allowed to purchase firearms. They won't be, after this. :)

Matt Laws
Matt Laws

exactly what kind of morons think they need a gun with them at all times.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

this is why we need guns, folks. that old man had an obligation to rid our world of this p.o.s.

Ryan Wagner
Ryan Wagner

These guys just got a "prick be trippin" on Woody and Rizz on the Point

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

Morons. I'm sure their parents are proud. Destined for prison is my guess where he'll put that purty mouth to good use.

Keith Belk
Keith Belk

More Asses-the courts are too weak in what they lay out

Jimmie Thomptson
Jimmie Thomptson

bet they had real BIG tires on the truck...not much else going on

Mark Jones
Mark Jones

These two look like they barely have 60 I.Q. points between them...

farkernorad
farkernorad

Tyler Bates...look up "DUUUUUUUUHHHHH????" in the dictionary, and there's that mugshot.

Steve Dixon
Steve Dixon

Hopefully they serve some time and are attacked repeatedly.

Dave Marvel
Dave Marvel

It's weird. My RFT feed is sorta Evening Whirlesque.

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee topcommenter

This is what happens when parents drop kids on their heads

carlray
carlray

@Mark Jones hey now lets not insult people with low IQ my wife is Autistic with a 64 IQ and she would never do what those morons did I personally would have loved them to try that with me i promises you they would be in ICU right now I do agree that if the guy had a gun and could use it those punks would have thought twice

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