Molino Man Charged With Broomstick Battery On Person Over 65 In ‘Greenhouse’ Dispute

November 22, 2022

A Molino man is accused of hitting his 71-year old neighbor in the face with a broomstick.

Thomas Flournoy Helms, Jr., 68, was charged with first degree felony aggravated battery on a person 65-years of age or older.

Helms became upset over a “greenhouse issue”, and the victim told him it would not be resolved, according to an arrest report. The

He became irate and left the victim’s residence. He later returned “armed with a broomstick and struck her in the face”, the report continues. Her eyeglasses were knocked off her face, and she suffered a minor injury near her eye.

The victim’s father corroborated her statement.

Helms was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $2,500 bond.


7 Responses to “Molino Man Charged With Broomstick Battery On Person Over 65 In ‘Greenhouse’ Dispute”

  1. Karen on November 23rd, 2022 8:13 pm

    WOW!! I went to school with Tommy and I can honestly say I’m shocked by his behavior, never would I have guessed he would turn out to be a piece of crap who would attack a woman. I bet old Nana & Champ would be proud!

  2. George on November 23rd, 2022 11:25 am

    The people commenting on this story are really big nasty. one has gone so far as a death threat, this is ridiculous. But the lady is not her bed and she recovers quickly.

  3. Bill T on November 22nd, 2022 10:02 am

    First and foremost you don’t hit a woman ever!!! Second of all you don’t go to her residence and commit battery especially a woman that age who can’t defend herself!!! Sir I got a feeling you will get some jail time out of this !!! If you came to my house and tried that you would leave in a body bag !!!!!

  4. W. Ward on November 22nd, 2022 9:44 am

    So the lady is 71 and he’s 68, yet he use’s a broomstick to smack her. Wow! What a man? A real tuff guy. I’d just bet this isn’t his first outburst of hostility towards someone.

  5. Willis on November 22nd, 2022 9:07 am

    So the 71yr old victims FATHER corroborated her story.

    Wow…. live long and prosper sir.

  6. Susie on November 22nd, 2022 8:40 am

    Thank God I don’t have neighbors like Helms. He should be ashamed of himself acting like a child. Maybe he needed his diapers changed. Big baby.

  7. Bewildered on November 22nd, 2022 6:48 am

    Most of neighbor disputes occur because one party encroaches onto „no man‘s territory“ which is the space between properties to be left clear of structures. (Temporary or permanent) Hope they can settle it without further hostility

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