A 36-year old man accused of beating his grandfather to the point of where he had to be admitted to Vanderbilt Medical Center will head to court on Monday for an arraignment. A Murfreesboro Police Arrest Report from the September incident shows that 36-Year old Michael Heaverin allegedly stated to police that he came home from a local bar and got angry with the family dog. The report then states that he hit his elderly grandfather in the head, knocked him to the floor and then stomped him several times.
On Monday the 18th of November, Heaverin will be arraigned on charges of willful physical abuse or gross negligence, aggravated assault and two counts of fourth degree domestic assault.
Looking back to the reported attack on the 74-year old grandfather, he was first taken to St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro later to Vanderbilt where he had to undergo surgery. The victim suffered from a collapsed lung, radial head fracture, broken ribs and a broken elbow, according to the report WGNS obtained.
MPD Arrest Report #13-18172 B
Updated Source: Circuit Court Docket