Cantonment Man Charged With Battery of 88-Year Old

November 29, 2023

A Cantonment man is charged with the battery of an 88-year old man.

Thomas Lee Barnhardt, 54 was charged with felony battery on a person 65 years of age or older. He was released on a $1,500 bond.

Barnhardt allegedly became involved in an argument with the victim before hitting him with a closed fist on the right side of his face, according to an arrest report. The victim refused EMS treatment, but had a red mark on the side of his face, deputies said.

Barnhardt told deputies that he did get into an argument with the victim but denied striking him, an arrest report states.

The ECSO said the victim is an 88-year old that has a hard time standing on his own without some type of assistance.


7 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Battery of 88-Year Old”

  1. dubz on December 3rd, 2023 9:51 am

    @ Bewildered… It’s not about peoples “feelings”, it’s about the facts of the case yet undisclosed to us.
    The system is generally correct.

  2. Bewildered on December 1st, 2023 7:59 am

    George, people have lost faith in our justice system. They feel everyday folks and even criminals themselves have a stronger sense of fairness in deciding and handing out appropriate punishment.

  3. Maybe it’s me on December 1st, 2023 2:24 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but my buddies Smith and Wesson would have ended that altercation… Hypothetically speaking… In a fictional world…

  4. George on November 30th, 2023 7:13 pm

    Sounds like you, Bill, Robin, and old skinny do not believe in the law, but rather vigilante justice. What he deserves will be decided by the court system and I do hope it is severe. So many people think justice should be done by criminals.

  5. Old Skinny on November 30th, 2023 4:18 pm

    Or…let’s see, he’s 34 years older than the defenseless 88 year old was … let’s put him in a “cage match” with someone 34 years younger than him.. say a 20-year-old, and let him get a taste of his own medicine!

  6. Robin on November 30th, 2023 3:15 pm

    Absolutely disgusting. You feel like a big tough guy? Shame on you! I agree with Bill T…I hope they lock you up and you get a taste of your own medicine!!!

  7. Bill T on November 30th, 2023 11:50 am

    You should be ashamed of yourself hitting a 88 year old man !!! I hope they lock you up for a while so when you get there a 20 year old gets in your business!!! Except it will be a lot worse on you!!! Why? Because you deserve it !!!! Karma!!!!!