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Man jailed for hitting brother in law with truck

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Sept. 10 family disagreement in Sidney that started with a loud radio led to the arrest of Jason Curtis Bailey, 25, after he allegedly struck his brother in law, while attempting to run him over with his truck.

According to a police report, officers from Sharp County responded to a call after Ilona Upchurch reported her brother, Jason Curtis Bailey, had run over her husband, Bruce Upchurch, in the family's yard at 1073 Nursing Home Circle.

When the officers arrived, along with Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service, Upchurch was sitting on the ground. He advised them that he had confronted Bailey after he had been in front of the home playing his radio too loud. Upchurch said he asked him to turn it off. Bailey then told him to get away from his truck.

The report indicates that, during the disagreement, Bailey backed his truck up, put it in drive and chased Upchurch through the yard before hitting him with the front of the truck before leaving the residence.

The Upchurches explained that Bailey had recently been released from the military due to a mental illness and was not taking his medication.

A police investigation found evidence that Bailey had struck his brother in law with the vehicle. A Toyota emblem and a head light cover were recovered in the area where Upchurch was struck.

Upchurch suffered lacerations and scrapes in the incident.

Bailey was arrested and taken to the Sharp County Detention Center where he was formally charged with felony First degree battery.

His bond was set at $15,000 cash or professional.

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