Bedford Man Arrested On Battery Charge

(BEDFORD) – Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Bedford man on Friday after he allegedly injured another man over $5.

Darren Terry

Police arrested 49 year-old Darren Terry, of 2800 Bartlettsville Rd., on a charge of battery.

On Friday, at 8:27 a.m. a man came to the Sheriff’s Department to reported he worked at Blackwell Limestone Products on State Road 446 and while at work Terry struck him on the left side of the head and neck area because he owed Terry $5 from where he had borrowed it earlier in the week.

Terry was sent home from work after supervisors heard about the incident.

The man then left work and went to the Sheriff’s Department to report the incident which was caught on security cameras at the mill.

The man said he wished to file a battery affidavit against Darren Terry.

Police say there was redness to the left side of the man’s neck and they took photographs of the injury.

An officer then spoke to employees at Blackwell Limestone Products who confirmed there was video footage of the incident.

In the video the male is seen walking through the mill when Terry approaches him and begins speaking to the victim in an aggressive manner. Terry then strikes the victim in the left side of his head and neck with his fist. Police say the victim did not fight back or even defend himself during the attack. The victim is then seen walking away from Terry as he continued to yell at him. As the victim is walking away Terry strikes him again in the same area. The video then shows a co-worker or supervisor tell Terry to stop.

Police then went to the home of Terry’s parents and talked to him. Terry told police he has been bullied by the victim at work in the past. Terry was arrested on a charge of battery.