VERO BEACH (CBS12) —
A Vero Beach man is in custody after he violently attacked his grandparents according to Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a disturbance to 7000 20th Street in Vero Beach. at 2:45 Sunday morning where they discovered an elderly couple who had been attacked by their grandson. The grandson was identified as 36-year-old Scott Horn.
Deputies say that Horn attempted to strangle both of the victims and beat them with his fists. The couple was transported to Indian River Medical Center for their injuries.
A release from the Sheriff’s Office states the grandmother suffered from six broken ribs and a broken sternum and doctors are still working to determine the extent of the injuries the grandfather sustained.
According to the Sheriff’s Office , Horn fled he residence on foot and was located in Vero Beach where he was taken into custody.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar issues the following statement when deputies were searching for Horn
“We need assistance from the public to locate Scott Horn. His actions this morning show that he is a dangerous individual. He deserves to be behind bars for this heinous act and we need your help to get him there.”