Father arrested for allegedly setting daughter's wheelchair on fire while she was sitting in it

A Tennessee father has been charged with setting his daughter's wheelchair on fire while she was in it leaving her with burn injuries.


                            Father arrested for allegedly setting daughter's wheelchair on fire while she was sitting in it

A father from Tennessee is facing charges for allegedly setting his daughter's wheelchair on fire while she was sitting in it, the authorities reported. 41-year-old Timothy Shane Medley was arrested last Thursday for starting the fire. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, as a result of the fire, his daughter was injured in an incident that took place earlier on this year at a Pulaski home. Medley's arrest came shortly after a grand jury convicted him for aggravated assault, abuse of an adult, reckless endangerment, reckless aggravated assault and burning personal property. It is reported that Timothy used an accelerant to start the fire. 

 



 

The Tennesse Bureau was requested to investigate the fire along with the Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Pulaski Police Department. The fire left Timothy's daughter injured and she was required to get treatment at the Vanderbilt Burn Center. The authorities also shared that special agents had launched an investigation in order to determine that it was Timothy who was responsible for the fire. 

During the probe, it was found that Medley was "responsible for starting the fire". "Further investigation revealed that Medley used an accelerant to set his daughter’s wheelchair on fire while she was in it," the Tennesse Bureau of Investigation shared. The authorities have not yet released any information regarding the daughter's injuries and present condition. According to the officials, Medley was booked at the Giles County Jail and is looking at a bond of $22,000 while the motive behind the horrific crime remains unclear and unknown. 

The fire took place on May 21 at a home located in the 400 block of Jones Street.