Tenant jailed for aggravated robbery, injury to the elderly

HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES — Polk County sheriff’s arrested local man Monday after he demanded money from an 83-year-old woman on July 15, according to Capt. Rickie Childers.
Billy Glen Barton, 47, went to the woman’s home in Holiday Lake Estates and demanded $500. When she refused, he grabbed her by the arm and made several threatening statements, Childers said.

Billy Glen Barton


Barton also reportedly pushed the victim down in the driveway, causing injury.
Barton currently rents a residence from the victim.
Deputies obtained a warrant for Barton’s arrest the same day on felony charges of aggravated robbery and injury to the elderly.

They made several attempts throughout the evening and night to locate Barton and take him into custody, but were unsuccessful.
He was located at his residence on July 16, and arrested without incident.
Barton was taken to the Polk County Jail where he remains in custody. Bail had not yet been set as of noon Tuesday.

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