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Convicted for injury to a disabled
person gets man 10 years in slammer

A Fort Bend jury in the 434th District Court has convicted a Missouri City man for injury to a disabled person.

The jury, hearing the case against Arvis Polley, 34, of Missouri City, took less than two hours of deliberating to find him guilty on December 9, 2010. According to testimony and court records, Polley was charged with running over Robert Brown, who was paralyzed below the waist, with only one leg, and confined to a wheelchair.

Prosecutor Jeff Strange said, “Polley got into an altercation with his neighbor in the Quail Run subdivision of Missouri City in April 2009. During the argument, Polley returned to his van that was parked on the street with his twin 9 month old daughters inside. He then backed up before pulling into Brown’s driveway; striking him and his 73 year old mother, who suffered only a minor injury. Brown was taken to Memorial Southwest Hospital where his remaining leg was amputated.”

Since the initial incident, the victim in this case, Robert Brown has died from an unrelated illness according to Strange leaving his mother as the only eyewitness to testify on his behalf. Interestingly, Polley and Brown were neighbors. Polley even participated in a barbecue fundraiser to offset Brown’s funeral expenses said Strange.

For his attack on Brown, Polley was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 10 years in prison by 434th District Judge James Shoemake.

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