Update – Monday 10:45 a.m.
On Thursday, September 19th, Eugene Evans died as a result of his injuries sustained during this incident. Additional charges against Brian Scott Bailey are pending.
An assault that occurred Wednesday has left an Owensboro man in critical condition at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Brian Scott Bailey, 51, of Owensboro was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with first-degree assault and kidnapping of an adult after allegedly beating another man, Eugene Evans, 76, unconscious.
The assault took place in the 2600 block of West Victory Court and Owensboro Police Department first received the call at 9:43 a.m. According to the Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch scanner, an OPD officer arrived at the scene and immediately made a request for EMS through dispatch after discovering Evans, who’d been tied up and was unconscious.
Police reports state that Bailey had restrained Evans with an electrical cord and then “intentionally inflicted bodily injury to Evans.”
The report states that Bailey used his fists and a typewriter to assault Evans, who was bound by the cords during the assault’s entirety.
“Bailey caused serious physical injury to Evans,” the report states. “Evans was found unconscious and bleeding. He had several lacerations and severe contusions on his head and face.”
Bailey, meanwhile, was shot during the incident, though there are no documents available that describe how the shooting occurred. The suspect was treated for the injury at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and released the same day. Evans remains at OHRH in critical condition.
Bailey has now been arrested twice since the beginning of September, and was arrested two other times during the month of August. Charges from a Sept. 3 arrest include alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.
Two different August arrests include charges of violating a Kentucky Emergency Protection Order/Domestic Violence Order, public intoxication due to a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and terroristic threatening.
Bailey is currently being held at the Daviess County Detention Center for the two felony charges he received on Sept. 11. Daviess County District Court is in the process of setting a bond.