16 year old boy was beaten by a 40 year old man in Campbell County

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countrygirl

Paducah, KY

#1 Jul 11, 2010
John Ward:from facebook wrote PLEASE READ THIS POST ABOUT MY SON! This is what happen as we know it.. Isaac my 16 year old friend Brandon was going down back valley road in Lafollette with his 17 year old friend.. Then herd heard what sounded like bee bee’s hitting the side of the car.. Isaac stop to see what happen.. Then his friends Brandon saw some kids run away from the side of the road.. He should have stayed in the car but he did chase down the kids and took away the gun from them and asked where they lived. It was the trailer right beside of where they were. He took the gun over to the house and a woman came out.. At this point we think it was a baby sitter. He told her what happen but one of the kids said that he had kicked them.. He says he did not and I believe him and think the kid was trying to take attention off of him and put it on Isaac’s friend Brandon . Then the woman started hitting his friend in the head with the gun and he started running back to the car but a very large man about 280 pounds built like a body builder came out with a bear bottle and was trying to hit him with it but Brandon ran up the road and was faster than this large man.. Isaac got out of the car and yelled at him to stop that they were just wanting to leave.. The man retuned back down the hill because he could not catch Brandon and pinned him in the car door. Punched him in the face, put him in a head lock and beat him to the ground.. All the other people from the house came out also and were in the road yelling at Isaac.. Somehow Isaac did make it back in the car and his friend had already called 911. Isaac drove up the road and waited on the police.. The county officer showed up but this man was gone at this time. The officer told Isaac if he wanted to file charges that he would go to jail because his friend had kick one of the other kids.. So Isaac only being 16 did not want to go to jail..He told Isaac it would be best to just not press charges and go on his way!!! Now do you think the officer should have done this ? or do you think he should have called his parents so we could take him to the hospital? I think he should have called us and let us decide what needed to happen.. The kids father showed up at the soccer field were Isaac and the police was at and was wanting to see what his car looked like…Police heard what he said and just did not say anything.. When Isaac left and went home this guy was sitting at the LMS and followed him all the way to our house to see where we live …Isaac is scared they are coming back after him!!! PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR WALL and copy and paste it and send it as a message to Sheriff Gary Perkins so he will know that people do care about the kids of the county..DANA AND I NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS.. Many thanks for all your help ..John Ward
PS as I write this Dana is in the emergency room with Isaac The Doc thinks his jaw is broken!!
here is the link if you want to comment or see the pics of what they did to his son
http://www.facebook.com/home.php #!/notes/john-ward/16-year-old -boy-was-beaten-by-a-40-year-o ld-man-in-campbell-county-will -sheriff-/413598468320
countrygirl

Paducah, KY

#2 Jul 11, 2010
sorry the link was broken here you go http://www.facebook.com/home.php #!/profile.php?id=1264112057
just askin

Knoxville, TN

#3 Jul 11, 2010
Ok I went and saw the pics. When did this happen?? The one of his knee looks pretty scabbed over (meaning the injury looks older than what it should look like if this fight happened within the last 24 hours or so) and just picked at (like some do with their scabs) in the middle a little bit.

By your description I was expecting him to be severely swollen with bleeding cuts and such on his face! His neck, and the spot on his cheek look only slightly pink and no swelling. Broken jaw? Would that be on the same side as the pinkness? Seems there would be a lot more damage showing if it were broken, but I'm no doc.

Why was you son and friend shooting at passing cars (or A passing car)??? Wtf?

Now in NO WAY do I believe that it's right for ANY adult to be hitting on a kid (a spanking for a toddler can be ok I once in a great while, I guess) especially when crazy angry, and for doing so SHOULD be arrested, and locked up!

And, no way do I agree with ANY police officer/deputy NOT contacting the parents if/when a minor is victimized by an adult! So if that's what really happened (and, I wouldn't be surprised if it DID happen that way, as I have seen LE extremely negligent in doing their job - and on the flip side I have also seen teen kids push their luck in a big way by intentionally inciting someone into an ugly fight, then claim victim and "I'm just a kid." when Karma gets involved.)

I'm just not convinced when comparing the pics with your alarming story that it actually went down the way you've written it.
just fyi

United States

#4 Jul 11, 2010
bruises do not come up instantly. they start out pink and it takes a while for them to turn dark, which would lead me to believe that it was a recent attack.

Also, I don't care what the kid did, there is NO reason for the adult to put his hands on him. None whatsoever. He needs to be jailed, fined, and assaulted while handcuffed.

He could have gotten the tag numbers and vehicle description if it was that bad and called the cops on them.
JoAnn

Ellenboro, NC

#5 Jul 11, 2010
To just asking, he said they heard what sounded like "b b's " hitting THEIR car which means they were being shot AT. It doesn't matter who the cop was, the parents should have been notified just to find out the truth and it these boys were in the wrong,(which I don't believe they were) then the parents would have been able to hear it from the police. You let some drunk, 280 pd man beat my son and I will kick his butt, forget the police and I bet Sheriff Perkins will handle this, it is election time. I also looked at the pictures and I know John would not have posted them if they were not part of what happened.
mee

Paducah, KY

#6 Jul 11, 2010
Honestly man, this is stupid. I don't agree with a grown man beating up a minor but your son should not have gotten out of the car. He should of did what his friend did after the larger man chased him and called the police. Don't be a wuss about it. If the man is coming to your house then either call the police or do something about it yourself.
yourmorons

Hopkins, SC

#7 Jul 11, 2010
Pretty sure pissing off the cops who will investigate this isn't a bright thing to do.....sounds to me like your just making a fuss out of prolly nothing for attn. Remember people, this is the same man who claims to hunt ghosts.......
Your a coward

United States

#8 Jul 11, 2010
I'm pretty sure that the fear of pissing off the cops is what helps them to continue to be so unethical. I pray that this father stays strong.
yourmorons wrote:
Pretty sure pissing off the cops who will investigate this isn't a bright thing to do.....sounds to me like your just making a fuss out of prolly nothing for attn. Remember people, this is the same man who claims to hunt ghosts.......
who knows

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jul 12, 2010
Maybe it's what actually happened, then again maybe not. I like kids, but kids do many times tell not so accurate accounts of 'what happened', and do have a tendency to be dramatic.

No witnesses but minors, and a supposedly huge guy with a beer in his hand, and a female.

I don't know about anyone else, but I know that when I was little? If I knew I was going to be in big trouble for something I did, I more then likely wouldn't tell the one that was threatening me, where I lived so they could tell on me to my parents! Could be they lied about that being their house to avoid getting into trouble with their parents and just said it was their house so that alone started crap with the wrong people to be confrontational with when he knocked on their door.

I agree with that 1st poster about the pics.(to make the link work just take out the spaces between the last p in php and the #) I get that it takes a while for bruising to show, but for a huge guy like that (IF the description is accurate) especially enraged enough to go that wild on someone, your kid 'claims' he put him in a headlock and was punching him in the face to the extent of breaking his jaw? I'm sorry, but no. The pics don't show anywhere near that kind of beating.

Credibility about how things really went down is pretty much shot.

DEFINITELY, though: An adult that physically abuses a child should be arrested. But, is that what really happened.

Maybe, just maybe, now .... the boys got into a fight with the kids that had the gun and your kid didn't want to tell you THAT story because then HE would have been in trouble, and his friend agreed to back it up since he was the one that got out and hunted them down. Could be the kids parents called the cops because of the fight between all the kids and then all hell broke loose, and the cop told your kid that he would be arrested because NO one saw who got out of the car to hunt them down and take their gun etc etc.

The bad thing is Perk's office doesn't have credibility either, so really it's anyone's guess what really happened... or, how it happened.
more to the story

White Pine, TN

#10 Jul 12, 2010
there is more to the story that is not being told!!! why didnt john go to the father and talk to him hiself and find out the whole story??? cause john would have gotten his ass beaten to for not telling the whole truth of what his son and the other boy done to start all of this....
not sure

Surgoinsville, TN

#11 Jul 12, 2010
what really happen I would of stayed in car where it was safe why would anyone get out and put their self in harms way ?? wondering what relly happen here I think if was like you told it man would have been aresset in stead of just talking to him
To Sheriff Perkins

Paducah, KY

#12 Jul 12, 2010
Sheriff Perkins check it out and do something about this. Get to the bottom of this. Send in Jim or Brandon they will find out what is going on.
the story

Maryville, TN

#13 Jul 12, 2010
from what i heard, the boy shot their truck with a bb gun, the 17 year old pulls in, hits the back tire of the boy on the bike, 17 year old gets out grabs the gun, beats the crap out of it and breaks it, the father of the boy comes out sees whats happening graps the 17 year old woops him, 16 year old gets out of vehicle, hits the father, the fight spills over into the road where the father woops the 16 year old, the law is called, noone is arrested cause the 17 year old can press charges on the father for hitting him first, the father can press charges on the 16 year old for hitting him first and press assult charges for hitting the boy while he is on his bike on his proptery, so no one wanted to go to jail so no charges were filed!!!
Hulk Hogan

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jul 12, 2010
the story wrote:
from what i heard, the boy shot their truck with a bb gun, the 17 year old pulls in, hits the back tire of the boy on the bike, 17 year old gets out grabs the gun, beats the crap out of it and breaks it, the father of the boy comes out sees whats happening graps the 17 year old woops him, 16 year old gets out of vehicle, hits the father, the fight spills over into the road where the father woops the 16 year old, the law is called, noone is arrested cause the 17 year old can press charges on the father for hitting him first, the father can press charges on the 16 year old for hitting him first and press assult charges for hitting the boy while he is on his bike on his proptery, so no one wanted to go to jail so no charges were filed!!!
Judge Judy would luv to get this case, lol!
Dee

AOL

#15 Jul 12, 2010
I have spoken to John and he has Brandon Elkins on the case so this is all gonna get worked out. No matter how things started out the adults in the situation should have never layed a hand on a minor. And as for the remark from yourmorons, so what if John and his family and friends like to go ghost hunting, haven't you ever had anything that you like to do that others don't believe in or think is a bit on the strange side. Until you encounter an unexplainable happening that makes the hair all over your body stand on end, don't judge someone for doing what makes them happy. I feel sorry for their son and for all the BS they are getting from a bunch of heartless strangers. Just pray that things will work out for them and leave all the bad stuff at home. They are decent people who are going through enough without people putting them down for their hobby.
closer to the truth

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jul 12, 2010
the story wrote:
from what i heard, the boy shot their truck with a bb gun, the 17 year old pulls in, hits the back tire of the boy on the bike, 17 year old gets out grabs the gun, beats the crap out of it and breaks it, the father of the boy comes out sees whats happening graps the 17 year old woops him, 16 year old gets out of vehicle, hits the father, the fight spills over into the road where the father woops the 16 year old, the law is called, noone is arrested cause the 17 year old can press charges on the father for hitting him first, the father can press charges on the 16 year old for hitting him first and press assult charges for hitting the boy while he is on his bike on his proptery, so no one wanted to go to jail so no charges were filed!!!
Sounds far more like what probably happened. Kid's a real winner, could be he's conned his dad all his life and dad is stupid about it... who knows, maybe the kid is 'like father like son'? Is John the kind of parent that has "kids that can do no wrong". Hate that when that happens.

Still isn't right, and it's still illegal for an adult to beat on a kid, but yeah... tough call on this one.
CONS

Knoxville, TN

#17 Jul 12, 2010
This is the same family that Daniel Ward comes from, the no count cop who got in trouble at Lafollette City. Alot of people in this area knows John and Dana and have have had some shady dealings in the past. Sounds like to me and alot of other people that this was made up. I think the kid got hurt on the play ground or something, wounds arealready healing up, thats not right.. Besides, if I was the guy and seen some adult looking guy breaking my eight year old kids play gun, I would've beat the hell out of them too!!!
John Ward

Greenbrier, TN

#18 Jul 12, 2010
CONS wrote:
This is the same family that Daniel Ward comes from, the no count cop who got in trouble at Lafollette City. Alot of people in this area knows John and Dana and have have had some shady dealings in the past. Sounds like to me and alot of other people that this was made up. I think the kid got hurt on the play ground or something, wounds arealready healing up, thats not right.. Besides, if I was the guy and seen some adult looking guy breaking my eight year old kids play gun, I would've beat the hell out of them too!!!
Never have been retaled to Daniel Ward.. I have only posted info on Facebook because people get on here and post with out having to list who they are.. Your word is only as good as your name so if you dont want to put your name on here then your words are worthless.. Story is as posted on Facebook and my son and his friend was the ones who called the police.. This is being investigated by the sheriffs department and we are pressing charges against this man that beat my son.. Thanks to the hundreds of people who have been posting comments on facebook...
Dustin Ward

AOL

#19 Jul 12, 2010
Johns boy is Dustin Ward not Daniel -I think, and I think he was an policeman.. He worked at the video store with John.
hmmm

United States

#20 Jul 12, 2010
I think Daniel Ward is the cop with the sex offender background.

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