Memphis, TN – October 4, 2012 – 23 year old Scotty Arnold, a volunteer firefighter working as a driver for 901 Towing & Recovery in Memphis is possibly paralyzed after he was shot in the back by two brothers who had previous repossessions by the same company.According to company owner Larry Roland “He’s being strong,”
“He’s not walking, but he’s responsive,” said Roland. “He’s talking,” he added.
Roland was joined by other Memphis tow truck drivers from around the city wishing Arnold well. Arnold remains at The MED and is possibly paralyzed as a result of the gunshot wound.
Police report that brothers Joseph and David Proffitt fired several shots into Arnold’s tow truck with one round striking Arnold. The Proffitt bothers have ben charges with aggravated assault. The shooters were apprehended after Arnold’s colleague rammed their Cadillac with his tow truck to keep them from getting away.
Arnold’s boss, Roland, reports that he and other employees had previous run-ins with Joseph Proffitt over previous repossessions of his car.
“We actually repossessed the vehicle three times,” according to Roland. “The third time after we repossessed it he said he was going to catch us.”
Roland believes the shooting was premeditated and wants charges upgraded to attempted murder.
“We’re gonna get him in therapy,” stated Roland. “Gonna stand by him 100 percent.