Suspect’s Father Gets Probation:
David Sheflbine, the father of suspected serial predator Scott Shefelbine, received probation for punching out a female reporter.
David Shefelbine of Tolland, father of Scott Shefelbine, received the special form of probation for a year, by Judge Patricia L. Harleston.
In granting the probation, Harleston directed David Shefelbine to have “no assaultive behavior toward anyone, particularly anyone in the news media.”
I guess there goes the father-son picnic at county lockup.
Shefelbine Charge Changed:
David Shefelbine, father of alleged serial predator Scott Shefelbine, had his charges increased for assaulting a Connecticut news reporter.
During his brief arraignment Tuesday in the same court in Rockville, David Shefelbine said nothing as Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth C. Leaming increased the charge he faces to third-degree assault. Lori Beth Leavitt, Shefelbine’s attorney, entered a routine not guilty plea and a request for a jury trial.
Shefelbine the elder is accused of punching reporter Erin Cox after she asked him to comment on his son’s bail being revoked.
Maybe father and son will have adjoining cells.
Defendant’s Father Punches Reporter:
The saga of alleged serial predator Scott Shefelbine took a bizarre twist today. After his bail was revoked his father, David Shefelbine, punched out a reporter…a female reporter.
VERNON – After his son was jailed today, David Shefelbine punched a television reporter in the face outside Superior Court in Rockville.
Erin Cox, from WTNH Channel 8, was asking him for a comment on the judge’s decision involving Scott Shefelbine, 32, when David Shefelbine, 67, swung his right arm and punched her.
Vernon police were called, interviewed witnesses and viewed footage of the alleged assault taken by photographers for Channel 8 and WVIT Channel 30. Cox went to Rockville General Hospital at 2:35 p.m. to be evaluated.
Police went to Shefelbine’s Tolland home after the incident to question him, but he refused to answer the door, police said. He later turned himself in at Vernon police headquarters, accompanied by his lawyer. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace and released without having to post bail.
I’m not surprised he didn’t have to post bail. He should have a $1.5M credit.
It also seems that a lack of respect for women runs in the family.