Rooth Suspect Makes Court Appearance; Matter Continued To Next Month

A possible settlement in play for the man accused of beating up and robbing 83 year old Fred Rooth at his rural Joy farmhouse.  That information divulged today during a court appearance for 55 year old Brian Tully. He faces home invasion, residential burglary and aggravated battery charges stemming from the May attack on Rooth. The Burlington man will return to Mercer County Circuit Court on November 6th. He was arrested in August and remains in the Mercer County Jail on $200,000 bond.