A Springville man who was allegedly assaulted last week while involved in a dispute on the Highway 218 Bypass died Monday, according to a social media post from his widow.
Kenneth Barlowe, 73, died at 1 p.m. Monday, six days after the incident.
His wife, Donna Reynolds Barlowe, posted on Facebook Monday, “Today at 1 p.m. my sweet Democrat went to be with the Lord … he was the best husband a girl could have … we were married 7 months today … I love you.”
According to an incident report by Cpl. Forrest Kemp of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, an altercation between Barlowe and a truck driver began when a piece of gravel flew from the truck and broke Barlowe’s windshield.
Barlowe forced the driver to pull over and demanded that he was owed a new windshield. The suspect responded by kicking Barlowe in the face and knocking him to the ground. The suspect fled the scene.
After reporting the incident to the Sheriff’s Department, Barlowe was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Sheriff’s officials believe that he suffered bleeding of the skull or brain, likely caused by the impact from hitting the ground.
As of Tuesday, the investigation of Barlowe’s death is ongoing and there have been no charges filed.
“We’re still working it and the investigation is ongoing,” said Capt. Adam Jenkins of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.
In other incidents:
• A Paris man was arrested on aggravated assault and domestic assault charges late Monday night at his home at 2600 Hwy. 218 Bypass by Sheriff’s Deputy William Whitaker.
According to a report by Kemp, Randall V. Carter, 47, kicked down his ex-girlfriend’s door at 4:30 a.m. Monday. He threw her on the ground, struck her in the face several times and tried to choke her.
The alleged victim was found with a busted mouth, dried blood on her face, and scratches on her neck, waist and chin.
She said Carter also threatened to kill her and bury her on his farm.
He was to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court. No bond amount was listed.
• A Paris man was arrested on charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brent B. Elizondo, 34, was arrested at 3:43 p.m. Monday at his residence on 1003 Cowan St. in Paris by Sheriff’s Investigator Bryan Hall.
Elizondo was to appear Tuesday in General Sessions Court.
His bond was set at $10,000.