Tyler Dearden Stole His Neighbors Balls; Offers To Apologize But Beats Him Instead | January 10
Marion County: A 22-year-old suspect stole golf balls from an elderly man then beat the victim after claiming that he was going to apologize. According to reports police were called to Stone Creek Golf Club Wednesday morning regarding a man later identified as Tyler Dearden.
Police found the 67-year-old victim suffering from multiple bruises, a black eye that was swollen nearly shut, injuries to his mouth and a broken rib. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he received nine stitches, records show.
The victim said he was golfing when Tyler Dearden started taking golf balls out of his bucket and when he told him to stop, Dearden began yelling and cursing at the man.
Dearden followed the victim as he went to the pro shop to report the incident and when the victim went back to the driving range, Dearden claimed he wanted to apologize but instead punched the victim and knocked him to the ground.
The man was later interviewed at his home and he claimed he was defending himself because the elderly man pointed a golf club at him, according to the report. Dearden was also upset about being kicked out of the golf club since he lives in the community.
Tyler Dearden was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery on a person 65 or older.
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