Police say 25-year-old Tad Wilkinson caused an elderly man to dislocate his hip during a physical altercation. On the 15th, officer Driskell responded to an elderly abuse call for victim Iven Crockarell on Bunker Hill Rd. Iven’s wife called in to make the report. She and her husband were watching their great-granddaughter at their home. The child’s father, Tad, called Iven and told him he would be coming to their house to pick up his daughter. The victim stated that while on the phone, Wilkinson threatened to hit him, and when he arrived, he became argumentative. Mr. and Mrs. Crockarell asked Wilkinson to leave.
Wilkinson still argued as he headed back to his vehicle; he started to drive away but decided to park his car and returned to get into the victim’s face. Mr. Crockarell felt as though Wilkinson was going to hit him due to the threats during the phone call, so he pushed him away, and Wilkinson pushed him back, and the victim fell to the ground. Mr. Crockarell was able to get up, but Wilkinson pushed him back down, and then Mr. Crockarell could no longer get up after that. The neighbor spoke as a witness confirming the events from the whole encounter. When officers arrived on the scene, Mr. Crockarell was lying on the ground with injuries to his face, hands, and elbows. He also suffered a dislocated hip.
Tad Alexander Wilkinson of Terraceside Cir in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on February 18th, charged with abuse of elderly. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $20,000.
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