Strikeout! 75 Year Old Man Beats Fairfield Police Officer with Bat, Charged with Multiple Crimes

An officer with the Fairfield Police Department found himself in a peculiar situation on Saturday morning while he was on patrol in the 300 block of West Kirkwood Avenue. He observed a female who he knew to have an active warrant for her arrest.

What he didn’t know, is that he would soon be attacked. As he was attempting to take the female into custody for her warrant, a 75 year old made approached him from behind and struck him with a baseball bat.

A struggle ensued, with the officer ultimately winning, and as a result, 75 year old, Larry Bell of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with Assault on a Peace Officer, Going Armed with Intent, Interference with Official Acts, and Willful Injury. He was transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Center and being held on bond pending an initial court appearance.