NYLON – The Livingston County man who stands charged of inflicting a debilitating head injury to Dennis Englert, 73, was accosted by a Wyoming County court judge before being released on his own recognizance.
Patrick Hardy, 22, of Castile, is charged with Assault in the Second Degree after he allegedly shoved Englert at the Letchworth Pines bowling alley in Portageville, causing him to hit his head on the floor, and was recently re-arrested for Disorderly Conduct while on $20,000 bail for allegedly getting into a heated shouting match with a man in his thirties over a family matter at the Cooks Convenience Center in Mount Morris.
“The judge just kind of scolded [Hardy], saying ‘I can’t believe you’re still doing this kind of thing'” said Mike Englert, Dennis’ son. “There was no bail increase or anything. It was not the outcome I wanted and I’m of course upset about it.”
Mike added that Dennis Englert, who has been working for 25 years as a school bus driver for Keshequa school district and more recently at the bowling alley, is currently confined to a nursing home, unable to care for himself or even speak.
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.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Patrick Hardy. (Photo/Wyoming County Free Press)
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