Man Accused of Beating Elderly Golfer to Steal His Golf Balls

Tyler Dearden, 22-years-old, must have really needed golf balls, because he recently wandered onto a golf course and beat an elderly man to get his bucket.

Dearden came to the course with the purpose of stealing balls and, as he was collecting them, was told by a golfer to ‘not do that’. He then walked up to the elderly man, stating he wanted to apologize, and then punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.

The senior citizen suffered bruises, cuts and a broken rib. Stitches were also required.

Dearden was jailed on $10,000 bond and charged with aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older.

Dearden told police he was defending himself because the man pointed his club in his face.


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