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Fence dispute leads to arrest of Sebring father, son

Highlands Today
Published:   |   Updated: March 12, 2013 at 05:36 PM

SEBRING A father and a son were arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office on warrants this past week that stemmed from a dispute over a fence, according to the arrest warrants.

Murray Albert Hellein Jr., 70, 2045 Oak Beach Blvd., Sebring was arrested March 2 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His son, Scot Andy Hellein, 43, 2040 Oak Beach Blvd., Sebring, was arrested March 2 and charged with robbery by sudden snatching.

The arrests came months after the victim reported on Aug. 26, 2012, that he noticed damage to a fence that included orange paint left on it, the warrant said.

The victim said he knew that Murray Hellein had an orange trailer, the report said.

The warrants said that when the victim told Murray Hellein about the damage, Scot Hellein got out the vehicle that his father was driving and told his father to run over the victim, the report said.

The victim said that Scot Hellein grabbed a camera from him and told him that "the f__king, fence is coming down and you're going down with it," the warrant said.

The victim said that as Murray Hellein apparently came toward him with the vehicle and was moving the trailer toward him, "Murray Hellein was looking at the victim and laughing while maneuvering the trailer," the warrant said.

The warrant indicated that the victim suffered a bruise trying to get away from the vehicle. Both the father and the son have been released on $1,000 bond.


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