A North Texas man is back in the hospital after being beaten on a Carrollton golf course on Black Friday.
Police say 27 year old Michael Plumlee suffered a serious head injury after another golfer allegedly hit him repeatedly with a golf club. He was readmitted to the hospital after Plumlee's aunt and uncle tell Fox 4 he suffered, what they hope, is a minor setback. Doctors are keeping a close eye on his injuries. Plumlee’s mother says her son suffered a concussion and skull fracture, requiring surgery to install a titanium plate in his head. He also has several broken ribs.
According to Carrollton police, Plumlee and three other men were putting on the 16th hole at Indian Creek Golf Course on November 25th. That's when a man, playing in another group behind them, reportedly hit a golf ball onto the green where Plumlee was still playing.
Plumlee reportedly picked up the ball and tossed it aside. That’s when police say, the other golfer, identified as 42-year-old Kevin Sivilay, walked over and allegedly beat Plumlee with the golf club.
“When we first went in, of course he kind of gave us a thumbs up, but I couldn't really tell how bad off he really was, but then once I started looking at them and realizing what it happened it was just heartbreaking,” said Plumlee’s aunt, Melissa Sanders.
According to investigators, several witnesses identified Sivilay as the attacker. He was arrested at the golf course and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently out on bond.
Plumlee's aunt says he is going to need long term care and is currently out of work. They are asking the community to pray for him. They've also set up a GoFundMe page for those who want to donate.