Sheriff’s deputies investigating a tip for a well-being check in Ingleside arrested a man after learning he attacked a wheelchair-bound woman, leaving her with multiple injuries.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a tip through their online crime reporting system on November 7, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
The tipster requested deputies to check the well-being of people living at a residence in the 35900 block of North Wilson Road in Ingleside.
The tipster reported hearing loud bangs overnight and they were concerned for a wheelchair-bound woman who resides at the residence.
Sheriff’s deputies responded and did not receive an answer at the door, Covelli said.
They tracked down telephone numbers for two people who lived at the residence.
One of those people was, Cristian A. Yarbrough, 26, of Ingleside, who is a relative of a 49-year-old woman.
Yarbrough told deputies by telephone that he moved out from the Wilson Road residence several months ago, Covelli said.
Yarbrough said he returned to the residence the prior evening because the 49-year-old woman “fell out of bed and sustained injuries.”
The man said he drove the woman to an area hospital for treatment.
Sheriff’s deputies located the victim at the home of a different relative.
They discovered she sustained a bone fracture and numerous lacerations on her body, which required stitches and staples, Covelli said.
Sheriff’s deputies determined Yarbrough still lived at the residence with the victim and had not moved like he told deputies.
Covelli said an investigation showed that Yarbrough got into a heated argument with the woman the prior night while she was lying in her bed.
Cristian allegedly forced the victim, who requires a wheelchair to move, to fall onto the ground from her bed.
The woman sustained a large laceration to her head. Yarbrough then picked her up and put her back onto the bed.
The victim grabbed a hollow metal stick to defend herself from the man.
Covelli said that Yarbrough took the stick from her hands and struck her on the arms, causing a fracture and laceration on her right arm.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Yarbrough last Wednesday at the Wilson Road home and took him into custody.
He was charged with aggravated domestic battery, two counts of domestic battery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery of a victim with a disability.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Yarbrough held on a $500,000 during a bond hearing.
Yarbrough remains held in the Lake County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 7.