Mitchell Bryant Hatch


Teen Charged in the Beating of a Benton County Grandmother

7 Eyewitness News Staff

A third arrest has been made in the beating of a Benton County grandmother.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, a 15 year old relative of the Bonnie Nelson has also been charged with her beating.

He, along with Jonathan Blake Robertson and Mitchell Bryant Hatch, are all charged with attempted first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.

According to investigators, Nelson is believed to have caught the alleged intruders at her home before she was beaten. A family member found her lying on the floor of her home Friday morning. Authorities believe she had been there since Thursday night.

The teen was arrested this weekend and is scheduled to appear in juvenile court Wednesday.

Nelson remains in critical condition at a Nashville hospital.


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