Police refute Facebook account of arr...

Police refute Facebook account of arrest at SculptEVV performance

There are 33 comments on the Evansville Courier & Press story from Jun 17, 2013, titled Police refute Facebook account of arrest at SculptEVV performance. In it, Evansville Courier & Press reports that:

Evidon's protests that he was punched by an Evansville police officer who was arresting him early Sunday morning spread across Facebook and other social media prompting a police news conference Monday to refute his allegations.

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Justice4All

Evansville, IN

#1 Jun 19, 2013
This was Evidon's Facebook account of what occurred:

Opal Fly
Sunday
FoxFire here, wanted to let everyone know I am home now and my son on fathers day is helping me nurse my wounds. Team Fly was hired by USI to provide Sculpt EVV with a security watch all night Friday and Hired to set up and produce the stage, lights & sound & fire show for the full day event on Haynies Corner. Our permit was for until Midnight. Our fire show had just ended and Phoenix Down was finishing last song. at 12:08 Officer Mattingly was dispatched to Haynies Corner and asked that we stop the music and our permit was over at 11pm which he was incorrect about. I told him I would go on stage and stop the band, he said no pull the plug right now on electricity or I will write a ticket to everyone here on the corner, I asked him to chill out for a minute while I take care of powering down all the amps properly, then Officer Mattingly proceeded to punch me in the face and threw me on the ground and continued to punch me in the face and legs and back, I never resisted and just kept saying to the officer "I am not resisting" the whole time he was yelling at me to stop resisting, I was just limp and trying to follow directions as the officer continued to beat my head on the pavement and punch me in the back of the head at least 30 times. I was arrested for resisting arrest and taken to the hospital to check out my extensive head & shoulder injuries. The whole time while in hospital, officer Mattingly had me tightly cuffed to the bed and was taunting me for 2 hours. When we arrived at the hospital he told the police officer on staff at hospital quote "I just beat up a hippie on Haynies corner and there were all whole bunch more there, I wanted to taze them, my trigger finger has been itchy lately" then he looked at me and said I know where you live and what you drive, your kind are not welcome here. His brother who is not a police officer was ridding in the vehicle the whole time during this and while in the hospital his brother was taking pictures of me cuffed to the hospital bed, I kindly asked them to stop taunting me and taking my picture but I was completely ignored. I was booked into Vanderburgh county jail and was released today on bail. I have a 1:30pm court date tomorrow Monday June 17th. There were many witnesses and we are asking anyone who witnessed the event and/or took pictures and video to contact us immediately so we can use this evidence to clear any charges against me and to possibly look into suing the city for the huge medical expenses I incurred and damages for missed work due to injuries that may take a while to heal. Thank you for your help... LOL Team Fly...
Justice4All

Evansville, IN

#2 Jun 19, 2013
This is Evidon's account of what occurred:

Opal Fly
Sunday
FoxFire here, wanted to let everyone know I am home now and my son on fathers day is helping me nurse my wounds. Team Fly was hired by USI to provide Sculpt EVV with a security watch all night Friday and Hired to set up and produce the stage, lights & sound & fire show for the full day event on Haynies Corner. Our permit was for until Midnight. Our fire show had just ended and Phoenix Down was finishing last song. at 12:08 Officer Mattingly was dispatched to Haynies Corner and asked that we stop the music and our permit was over at 11pm which he was incorrect about. I told him I would go on stage and stop the band, he said no pull the plug right now on electricity or I will write a ticket to everyone here on the corner, I asked him to chill out for a minute while I take care of powering down all the amps properly, then Officer Mattingly proceeded to punch me in the face and threw me on the ground and continued to punch me in the face and legs and back, I never resisted and just kept saying to the officer "I am not resisting" the whole time he was yelling at me to stop resisting, I was just limp and trying to follow directions as the officer continued to beat my head on the pavement and punch me in the back of the head at least 30 times. I was arrested for resisting arrest and taken to the hospital to check out my extensive head & shoulder injuries. The whole time while in hospital, officer Mattingly had me tightly cuffed to the bed and was taunting me for 2 hours. When we arrived at the hospital he told the police officer on staff at hospital quote "I just beat up a hippie on Haynies corner and there were all whole bunch more there, I wanted to taze them, my trigger finger has been itchy lately" then he looked at me and said I know where you live and what you drive, your kind are not welcome here. His brother who is not a police officer was ridding in the vehicle the whole time during this and while in the hospital his brother was taking pictures of me cuffed to the hospital bed, I kindly asked them to stop taunting me and taking my picture but I was completely ignored. I was booked into Vanderburgh county jail and was released today on bail. I have a 1:30pm court date tomorrow Monday June 17th. There were many witnesses and we are asking anyone who witnessed the event and/or took pictures and video to contact us immediately so we can use this evidence to clear any charges against me and to possibly look into suing the city for the huge medical expenses I incurred and damages for missed work due to injuries that may take a while to heal. Thank you for your help... LOL Team Fly...
Justice4All

Evansville, IN

#3 Jun 19, 2013
funnystuff

Walton, KY

#4 Jun 19, 2013
Huge medical expenses? Take the money they are using to buy all his wounded fox shirts and use it for a box of band aids. Then use the rest to move away.
Patriot

Evansville, IN

#5 Jun 19, 2013
I caught this story on the news the other day. What a crybaby and a loser. Sounds like he needs to sober up and get a job.
More truth

Evansville, IN

#6 Jul 17, 2013
I was there, and the truth will come out. If everyone abused before, and after this incident, would all step forward, your Justice4all BS will go DOWN!
Zimm

Evansville, IN

#8 Jul 18, 2013
Stand your ground.
justjeff

Nashville, TN

#9 Jul 18, 2013
The event was exceeding the permit....the cops simply asked them to turn it down..then the "leader " drunkenly ran his mouth and didn't turn it down..he s the guy that ruined it...hell I'm sure they could have turned it down or gone "unplugged style "and the show could have continued a bit...but no...he attempted mob rule over the law...and we are a nation of laws...wanna change it? Go to the polls..
Curious

Akron, OH

#10 Sep 9, 2013
So um where is Robert evidon now? Excuse me... Foxfire? The whole truth will come out etc. I realize today that his fb page is gone.. So let me guess, he moved away with your money didn't he? Just wondering cause I haven't seen any updates related to this.
Good

United States

#11 Sep 9, 2013
He's a con and scum, hopefully he did leave
lol

Florence, KY

#12 Sep 10, 2013
Good wrote:
He's a con and scum, hopefully he did leave
Is that really what happened or are people just spreading rumors?
firefox

United States

#13 Sep 10, 2013
lol wrote:
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Is that really what happened or are people just spreading rumors?
He is a performer, he has a job and gets paid. He's actually very good...people in this city suck when it comes to abuse, they simply don't care.
lol

Florence, KY

#14 Sep 10, 2013
firefox wrote:
<quoted text>He is a performer, he has a job and gets paid. He's actually very good...people in this city suck when it comes to abuse, they simply don't care.
But what happened to his Facebook page, why would a performer delete everything especially when so many people helped and supported him?
Patriot

Evansville, IN

#15 Sep 11, 2013
lol wrote:
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But what happened to his Facebook page, why would a performer delete everything especially when so many people helped and supported him?
It is because he lied and got caught lying. Just a typical lying liberal.
Curious

Fairborn, OH

#16 Oct 3, 2013
Good wrote:
He's a con and scum, hopefully he did leave
I'd like to know why you say he's a con. He's surfaced in my community recently and I'm concerned.
yo

Florence, KY

#17 Oct 3, 2013
I like how things got real quiet about this situation when the officer was cleared of any wrong doing. All of these people who contributed money to this con man should feel real intelligent right now.
Yeah

United States

#18 Oct 4, 2013
Curious wrote:
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I'd like to know why you say he's a con. He's surfaced in my community recently and I'm concerned.
Search his name on courier press website. He made up a story about one night when he was drunk and on something that kept him up for 2 days.. He pretty much tried to cause a scene out of small silly situation then exaggerated and made up a whole other story hours later. He claimed to have gotten beaten by this cop, punched in the head 30 plus times etc etc thrown on his car.. I mean it went on and on. He said his friends had videos and pictures. Nothing ever surfaced but pictures and they sided with what the cop said happened. Then he released his injury pictures and he had a scratch on his forehead and "road rash" on his shoulder. He asked friends to do fundraiser a for him to raise money for lawyer and hospital bills (scratch and road rash mind you, and thats what the hospital reported nothing more) and his friends did it. They even made and sold t shirts with this wounded fox on it... And then magically he disappears with the money and his fb page asking for money is gone. Supposedly that's his thing.. He moves every few years but not sure if he's conned other people as he did here. He acts like he's trying to take a stand, make a statement... But he definitely lives in his own world! His friends were crazy and would defend him until they turned blue in the face.. And now crickets. But they didn't know.. They thought they knew him better.
Curious

Fairborn, OH

#19 Oct 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>
Search his name on courier press website. He made up a story about one night when he was drunk and on something that kept him up for 2 days.. He pretty much tried to cause a scene out of small silly situation then exaggerated and made up a whole other story hours later. He claimed to have gotten beaten by this cop, punched in the head 30 plus times etc etc thrown on his car.. I mean it went on and on. He said his friends had videos and pictures. Nothing ever surfaced but pictures and they sided with what the cop said happened. Then he released his injury pictures and he had a scratch on his forehead and "road rash" on his shoulder. He asked friends to do fundraiser a for him to raise money for lawyer and hospital bills (scratch and road rash mind you, and thats what the hospital reported nothing more) and his friends did it. They even made and sold t shirts with this wounded fox on it... And then magically he disappears with the money and his fb page asking for money is gone. Supposedly that's his thing.. He moves every few years but not sure if he's conned other people as he did here. He acts like he's trying to take a stand, make a statement... But he definitely lives in his own world! His friends were crazy and would defend him until they turned blue in the face.. And now crickets. But they didn't know.. They thought they knew him better.
Thank you. I appreciate it.
Maybe

Owensboro, KY

#20 Oct 7, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
But what happened to his Facebook page, why would a performer delete everything especially when so many people helped and supported him?
I'm sure the cops probably had facebook take it down.
Truthwinsagain

Radcliff, KY

#21 Jul 21, 2015
More truth wrote:
I was there, and the truth will come out. If everyone abused before, and after this incident, would all step forward, your Justice4all BS will go DOWN!
Hey just a FYI looks like the truth did come out. Your friend was a liar and a loser. Glad you know now ;)

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