Second suspect arrested, investigation continues into battery of elderly Brazil man

Thursday, May 19, 2016
A call to the Clay County 911 Dispatch around 9:10 a.m. referencing a "possible body" at this address was the beginning of crime scene investigation about an apparent battery of an elderly Brazil man. The investigation blocked traffic on Depot and Joseph streets most of Thursday afternoon. Ivy Jacobs photo

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.

Officials from the Indiana State Police Crime Scene Unit and Brazil Police Department worked the investigation together. Ivy Jacobs photo

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.

Clay County Prosecutor Robert Pell arrived at the scene to be briefed by Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen about the details of the ongoing investigation. Ivy Jacobs photo

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.

This detached garage at 990 N. Depot Street was the scene where a 78-year-old man was discovered inside lying on the floor suffering from a non disclosed trauma. William Miller was transported by CARE Ambulance to St. Vincent Clay Hospital with what was reported at serious injuries. Ivy Jacobs photo

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.

Kimberly Roseberry, 45

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.

Tristan Williamson, 19
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  • How freaking sad are these individuals to do this to an elderly man or anyone for that matter! We have too much senseless crime go on in the world! These people need to be dealt with and not let out so easy it seems to me like drugs takes precedence over senseless crimes you do last time as a murder these people don't get rehabilitated in jail or prison they need to be kept in as long or longer than these druggies because they're crime just gets worse the next time because if they get caught they leave no Witnesses the next time.

    -- Posted by alwaysinbrazil on Fri, May 20, 2016, at 10:18 AM
  • The people who did this lack insight and empathy. What if this were their grandfather/father? How would they feel? Without insight and empathy there is sociopathy and no soul.

    -- Posted by wands on Fri, May 20, 2016, at 12:51 PM
  • If they're on drugs, they don't have empathy for anyone and only sympathy for themselves and what they have to do to get their next fix.

    Doesn't justify harming another human being, especially the elderly, but I agree that most criminals aren't rehabilitated in jail/prison, IF they even do time.

    Prayers to the family and victim.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, May 25, 2016, at 11:18 AM
  • Its just so sad.i hope they make examples of these two..prayers go out to the elderly man and his family..

    -- Posted by brownsgirl on Fri, May 27, 2016, at 12:02 PM
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