Second Worthington arrested in Redfield for assault

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Gaylan Worthington, left, was arrested in Redfield Tuesday on a charge of assault, and his younger brother, Austin Worthington, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts.


Gaylan Edwin Worthington, 19, of 16518 Old Highway 6 in Redfield was arrested Tuesday for an alleged assault occurring Sunday evening at 14128 270th, the Dallas County Sheriff’s office reported Tuesday.

According to the redacted call record released by the sheriff’s office, the caller who reported the incident, Joshua Stanley, said a “male in his 50s or 60s” was “breathing” but “not awake, not alert” after he “was hit in the head.”

A man at 14128 270th St. in rural Redfield was reported unconscious from a blow to the head at 6 p.m. Sunday.
A man at 14128 270th St. in rural Redfield was reported unconscious from a blow to the head at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The identity of the alleged victim has not been revealed.

The alleged assailant reportedly fled the scene in a car, according to the sheriff’s call record, which also indicates Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Clay Leonard said “there will be charges on [redacted] if the other vehicles locate the run vehicle.”

Worthington’s younger brother, Austin Worthington, 18, of 29507 I Ave. in Adel was arrested Sunday evening in Redfield after he was reportedly seen chasing children with a stick.

About one hour after his brother, Gaylan Worthington, allegedly assaulted a man, Austin Worthington was arrested in Redfield Sunday evening after reportedly chasing children with a stick. Worthington has disputed the report on social media.
About one hour after his brother, Gaylan Worthington, allegedly assaulted a man, Austin Worthington was arrested in Redfield Sunday evening after reportedly chasing children with a stick. Worthington has disputed the report on social media.

In comments made Monday on Facebook, Someone using the name “Austin Worthington” appeared to dispute the claim that Worthington was chasing children.

“I never went after kids. That was a b.s. lie,” said the Facebook writer.

He also said, “Robert does need to grow up and learn to let” his “nephew fight on his own.”

Describing the “stick” he was reportedly using and the “children” he was chasing, the person using the Facebook name “Austin Worthington” said, “It was my beating stick made out of a leg to a nightstand that I made. It was Shawnda’s bf and his brother.”

While the Facebook exchange and the people referred to are obscure, the tone seems clear.

“He had it coming,” the Facebook writer said.

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Someone using the Facebook name “Austin Worthington” said he used a “beating stick made out of a leg to a nightstand that I made” on someone who “had it coming.”

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