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Man to serve 200 days for beating
He beat elderly man with his own cane
Charles Barry Watson entered a no contest plea to the charge of aggravated assault.
A man who nearly beat an elderly man to death using the victim’s own cane will serve 200 days in jail.The defendant, Charles Barry Watson, 51, entered a no contest plea to the charge of aggravated assault and was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 200 days of a six-year sentence and was warned to stay away from the victim.According to arrest warrants against Watson, the 84-year-old victim was found lying in a pool of his own blood in front of his son’s home on Mauzy Street.“He was bleeding from the head and chest,” said McMinnville police officer Chris Bell of the elderly victim. “He stated he had been beaten by a large, white male.”The victim was able to point police to where his attacker had taken refuge before they arrived. He also detailed the horrific beating he had taken at the hands of the culprit.“He attempted to fend him off with his cane but it was taken from him because he was elderly and frail,” Bell said.