Things turned ugly at a Texas muni when a man allegedly used a golf club as a deadly weapon. The incident occurred at Indian Creek Golf Club just outside of Dallas late last week when a foursome hit into the group ahead. Now a 27-year-old has a fractured skull, broken ribs, and potentially brain damage.
Michael Plumlee, 27, and three friends were wrapping up putts on the 17th hole Friday afternoon when it happened.
Witnesses said another foursome, including suspect Kevin Keo Sivilay, broke golf etiquette by hitting their fairway shots at Plumlee and his friends.
When Plumlee threw the ball off the green, witnesses said Sivilay swung an iron at the back of Plumlee’s head; hitting him repeatedly with his club. The attack continued even after Plumlee fell to the ground with serious injuries.
“We went to the hospital and found out he had a fractured skull,” said Plumlee’s mother, Sohnya Suarez-Cope. “Nobody should have to go through something like that when you’re having a fun day of golf.”
Carrollton police said Sivilay tried to leave the golf course before they arrived but was blocked by golf carts. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His family wants the other golfers who were with Sivilay to also face charges since Plumlee’s prognosis is uncertain.
“We don’t know long-term what is going to be like and it concerns me that any of these violent people can be out there free,” said Suarez-Cope.