Pelham man accused of elderly abuse

Published 11:20 am Friday, November 3, 2017

By BRIANA HARRIS / Staff Writer

PELHAM – A Pelham man was recently released from the Shelby County Jail after being arrested by the Pelham Police Department and being charged with elderly abuse and neglect and third degree domestic violence.


According to court documents, on Oct. 14, Louis Phillip Barrett, 56, who lists an address on Hayesbury Court, allegedly abused or neglected a 77-year-old victim causing physical injury.

The third degree domestic violence charge stems from Barrett allegedly interfering with a domestic violence emergency call.

Barrett was arrested on Oct. 26 and was being held on bonds totaling $17,000. He bonded out of jail on Oct. 27.

A condition of his bond states that he cannot have any contact with the victim.

Elderly abuse and neglect is a Class B felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and fines up to $30,000. Interfering with a domestic violence emergency call is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $3,000.