Man accused of severely beating father, 70

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man faces an attempted murder  charge after allegedly beating his 70-year-old father at the victim’s  Jenison home.

Bret Joseph Bardwell, 34, of Wyoming was charged Wednesday with  assault with intent to commit murder and first-degree home invasion.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says that around 6 a.m. Monday,  Bardwell entered his father’s home in the 8300 block of Thornwood  Avenue, which is in the area of Bauer Road and Cottonwood Drive in  Georgetown Township.

Bardwell found his father asleep and attacked him with what  authorities described as only a “blunt object.” The father sustained  head and facial fractures, a broken hand and other scrapes.

Bardwell left the house. His father was able to seek out help about  two and a half hours later. The victim remained in the hospital  Wednesday.

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