Veterans Motorplex (Rim) Owner Struck By Trailer, Tossed In Air After Dispute
GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Kentucky man is being held at the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield after being charged with aggravated assault at Veterans Motorplex at the Rim in Greenbrier Thursday afternoon.
According to Millersville Police, around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, track owner Jerry Criswell was finalizing a deal with 31-year-old Jared Corby Litchfield of Henderson Kentucky for the transport of a piece of heavy equipment.
According to police, the two men were talking in the parking lot at the track when some sort of argument allegedly ensued. Police say, at some point, Litchfield allegedly decided to leave without delivering the equipment, a steamroller. Police say that as Litchfield pulled away, track owner Jerry Criswell was struck by the trailer.
According to the Criswell family, Mr. Criswell was struck by the side of the trailer as it pulled away. The impact tossed Mr. Criswell into the air, however, he was not run over by the vehicle or the trailer, the family said. Witnesses told police that the rig was moving about 10 miles an hour at the time of the incident. Criswell was conscious and able to talk to the police at the scene.
Criswell was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville in stable condition. The Criswell family told Smokey Barn News that Jerry is in pretty good shape considering. He will likely be in pain for several days but, so far, doctors are telling the family that his injuries are not life-threatening.
Litchfield was transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield. According to Millersville Police, Litchfield has been charged with Aggravated Assault and he is being held under a $10,000 bond. ARREST PHOTO: Robertson County Jail.
UPDATE: According to the Criswell family, Jerry has four broken ribs but no internal injuries. He is expected to be released from the hospital this evening.
The Criswell family would like to thank the community for their thoughts and prayers.
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