LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Castile man who was arrested in January for inflicting debilitating injuries to 73-year-old Dennis Englert after allegedly shoving him in a Portageville bowling alley is facing new minor charges for another confrontation which is alleged to have occurred in Mount Morris.
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Patrick Hardy, 22, was out on $20,000 bail when he was recently accused of getting into a heated confrontation with a man in his thirties over a family matter at the Cook’s Convenience Center in Mount Morris, and was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, a violation, and ordered to re-appear in Wyoming County court on Thursday to re-address his bail status.
“My father never really recovered,” said Mike Englert, Dennis’ son. “He spent 4 weeks at home, but it didn’t work out at all. He’s now in a nursing home with a traumatic head injury, not able to express himself, unable to put a sentence together to say he wants to go to the store, this 73-year-old who worked every day.”
Hardy is charged with two counts of Assault in the Second Degree under the “Granny Law,” which makes it a D felony to physically harm a person over 65 if the perpetrator is 10 years or more younger than the victim. Original statements that Dennis Englert had used profane language, and this was the root of the altercation in January, have since been dismissed by police as false.
“Everyone in Nunda knows my mom and dad,” said Mike Englert. “My mom has been working at the drug store in Nunda for 44 years. Dad was a school bus driver for 25 years for Keshequa School District, and when he retired last year to work part-time at Letchworth Pines, they ran out of drivers and he went back to help. That’s just the kind of guy he was.”
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo courtesy of the Wyoming County Free Press)
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