Second suspect arrested, investigation continues into battery of elderly Brazil man
Two suspects are in custody for their involvement in an alleged battery of an elderly Brazil resident Thursday morning.
Shortly after 11 a.m., officials announced Tristan Williamson, 19, of Brazil, was initially detained as a person of interest in the investigation, but a little more than two hours later he was charged on a felony count of criminal recklessness. It is unknown, at this time, what Williamson's involvement was in the incident. He is currently being held in the Clay County Justice Center.
Around 5:15 p.m. officials announced a second suspect was arrested in connection to the incident.
Kimberly Roseberry, 45, of Brazil, was arrested on one count of criminal recklessness and is currently being held at Clay County Jail.
No details were released about Roseberry's involvement in the incident.
Around 9:10 a.m. Thursday, an unknown person reported a "possible body" inside a detached garage at a residence on the southwest corner of North Depot and Joseph streets.
Upon arrival at 990 N. Depot St., officers of the Brazil Police Department found 78-year-old William Miller lying on the floor of the garage; alive but suffering from an undisclosed form of trauma.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts said Miller was transported by CARE Ambulance to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for what was described as serious injuries.
Miller was still undergoing treatment for head and internal organ injuries at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, according to Watts' press release.
Clay County Prosecutor Robert Pell was briefed at the scene shortly before noon and will be assisting in the case.
While the area was cordoned off for officers to investigate the area, Watts said there was no threat to public safety.
Investigators were in the area throughout the day but opened N. Depot St. for traffic around 3 p.m.
Information about the ongoing joint investigation, which includes the ISP, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Brazil Police Department, will be released when it becomes available.