Ferris man injured when struck by mower
By 08/23/2007 00:00:00
Charles D. Hatfield Jr.
FERRIS - Albert Harrison, 77, was treated by local paramedics after being struck by a riding lawnmower operated by Danny Satterwhite, 60, of Ferris, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16.
Harrison sustained injuries to his right ankle, leg and hip and was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie Friday for more treatment.
According to a family member, Harrison said Satterwhite, owner of Danny's Automotive, came around the corner in the alley behind his business and drove towards him.
He said he thought Satterwhite was just playing with him until he kept coming toward him.
A family member said Harrison told them he hit Satterwhite on the head with a stick attempting to get 'Satterwhite away from me.'
'I was the one assaulted,' said Satterwhite.
'And I will not contribute to your paper because Charlie and Sheila (publisher and managing editor of The Ellis County Press) have never told the truth about me.'
Satterwhite apparently grabbed Harrison's hands and tore the skin.
Satterwhite was later seen loading the mower and taking it to a car wash where he washed the blood from it.
He then was observed taking the mower to Red Oak where he stored it in his ex-wife's garage.
Ferris Police are investigating the incident and at press time, no charges had been filed.
Satterwhite was placed on probation in December 2003 following an aggrevated assualt of a police officer.