Young man with long dark hair and scruffy beard

Heath Rushing

Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 12:55 a.m.

Heath Rushing is a board member of the Yoknapatawpha Players.

He was transported from the scene to the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, where Detectives Magee and Beckwith talked to him.

Participants

  • Detective P. Beckwith
  • Detective J. Magee
  • Heath Rushing

Detective Beckwith: Mr. Rushing, please have a seat here.

Heath Rushing: Where? There, okay.

Detective Magee: How are you doing, young man? You seem a bit out of it.

Heath Rushing: I'm okay now. I wasn't okay then. But I'm okay, okay?

Detective Magee: All right, tell us what drug you've taken.

Heath Rushing: Who are y'all? 

Detective Magee: We are Yoknapatawpha County detectives.

Heath Rushing: What are you doing here?

Detective Beckwith: We are investigating the death of—

Heath Rushing: Y'all aren't even real. I'm just talking to myself. Yeah. 

Detective Magee: We're very real, Mr. Rushing.

Heath Rushing: If y'all are real, hold up three fingers. Okay, y'all held up four. Oh, see, you're fake.

Detective Beckwith: No, no, don't stand up.

Heath Rushing: You have a little head. Like, little.

Detective Beckwith: Mr. Rushing, we cannot help you unless we know what drug you have taken.

Heath Rushing: There was two mushrooms I ate. Two of the really big ones.

Detective Magee: You took magic mushrooms?

Heath Rushing: I ate them.

Detective Beckwith: When did you take them?

Heath Rushing: I didn't take them anywhere. I just ate them.

Detective Magee: Did you eat them before the play today?

Heath Rushing: Yeah.

Detective Beckwith: What do you remember about the play?

Heath Rushing: There were monsters in it. 

Detective Beckwith: Monsters?

Heath Rushing: Yeah. Monsters. I got locked in a box. Then I got out. Am I okay?

Detective Magee: You're okay. How did you get out of the box?

Heath Rushing: I got out of the box.

Detective Beckwith: What box?

Heath Rushing: I don't know. I got out of it.

Detective Beckwith: Did a wall of the box fall down?

Heath Rushing: I just walked out of it.

Detective Magee: Did someone lock you in the box?

Heath Rushing: Something bad happened … I want to lay down. Like on the ground.

Detective Magee: Try to focus, Mr. Rushing. What bad thing happened?

Heath Rushing: I don't know. I had an arm.

Detective Beckwith: Whose arm?

Heath Rushing: A monster's arm. I had a monster's arm with me.

Detective Beckwith: In the box?

Heath Rushing: I got out of the box.

Detective Magee: We've established that.

Heath Rushing: I'm laying down now. Nighty-night, fake cops.

Detective Beckwith: Mr. Rushing, you can lie down after we're done asking you questions.

Heath Rushing: Maybe you can ask them while I'm down here.

Detective Magee: Mr. Rushing.

Heath Rushing: You know, it's pretty hot down here.

Detective Beckwith: All right, Mr. Rushing, off the floor. There. Here's your chair.

Detective Magee: Now, try to focus. Do you remember who was with you during the play?

Heath Rushing: Janet and some monsters … I don't know.

Detective Magee: By monsters, do you mean actors dressed like zombies?

Heath Rushing: Yeah, they were monster zombies.

Detective Magee: Who is Janet?

Heath Rushing: You know, just Janet … Janet.

Detective Beckwith: Why did you have an arm?

Heath Rushing: Because it broke off a monster zombie.

Detective Magee: What did you do with it?

Heath Rushing: I gave it to Janet.

Detective Beckwith: What did Janet do with it?

Heath Rushing: I don't know. She wanted it. I should go back down on the floor.

Detective Magee: No, you really shouldn't. Did you see Scott Bryant today at any time?

Heath Rushing: No. I didn't see him. Woody said he needed help.

Detective Magee: He's dead.

Heath Rushing: The zombie monsters got him!

Detective Beckwith: No, that's not—

Heath Rushing: The zombie monsters got him. They got him. We gotta get out of here!

Detective Beckwith: Calm down—

Heath Rushing: We gotta go! We gotta go!

Detective Magee: Mr. Rushing?

Heath Rushing: [Inaudible] can go out the back door.

Detective Magee: We're going to need medical. Mr. Rushing, calm down.

Detective Beckwith: I'll call it in.

Interview ended – 1:14 a.m.

 

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Comments (4)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Clearly we need a follow up interview, when he's sober. His statement wouldn't stand in court anyways because he's impaired.

  Harold Roby III
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right in court it wouldve been so much worst so we need a rede when he's sober cause what are we suppose to tell people like im reaching to say its him he said he had scoots job plus we need to talk to close friends off of set so we know about...

right in court it wouldve been so much worst so we need a rede when he's sober cause what are we suppose to tell people like im reaching to say its him he said he had scoots job plus we need to talk to close friends off of set so we know about him more cause they don't give us info on his past plus if you search his house we could find out about him and his career

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  maddie backlund
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True
What do you think well be able to get out of him in his sober state?

  Dan West
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Good point, clearly anything from the night of the show is trash. Maybe he could have some info on anyone who may have had a problem with the victim or something.

  Harold Roby III
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