‘Dad’ sets daughter’s wheelchair on fire while she’s STILL IN IT: Officials

A Tennessee father was arrested Thursday after authorities say he intentionally set his adult daughter’s wheelchair on fire — while she was still in it.

Timothy Shane Medley, 41, of Pulaski, allegedly set the woman’s wheelchair ablaze using an accelerant in May, the New York Post reports.

According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) news release, the victim suffered injuries that required treatment at Vanderbilt Burn Center. The news release did not disclose the extent or the location of the burns.

TBI Special Agents reportedly joined forces with Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Pulaski Police Department to investigate a fire at the home, located on the 400 block of Jones Street, the day after it occurred.

Officials say it was determined through the probe that Medley “was the individual responsible for starting the fire.”

The arrest comes after a grand jury indicted the suspect last week on charges of aggravated assault, abuse of an adult, reckless endangerment, reckless aggravated assault and burning personal property.

Medley is behind bars at Giles County Jail with bail set at $22,000.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates as information becomes available.

[Feature photo: Timothy Shane Medley/TBI]