RUSK COUNTY — On Monday, May 16, 2011, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle and Rusk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators responded to a call of a gunshot victim on County Road 462. The victim suffered gunshot wounds to the lower torso and was taken by helicopter to a local hospital for emergency surgery. The victim remains in the hospital and is currently in ICU.
Rusk County officials arrested 30-year-old Timothy Scarborough, of Henderson. The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Chad Dean. Scarborough was charged with aggravated assault, causing serious bodily injury, a second degree felony that carries up to twenty years in prison.
Scarborough’s bond is set at $20,000. The suspect is currently in the Rusk County Jail.
Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle stated if a person is involved in criminal activity, they will be pursued, arrested, and brought to justice.
The investigation continues and more information will be released as it become available.
From Rusk County Sheriff's Office