Don Bath, 77, is at the Franklin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries allegedly sustained July 9, when the Preston Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff's office were dispatched to a report of battery at a West Oneida residence at 5:27 a.m. 

Bath, who has dementia, was confused about the time he needed to be at a doctor's appointment, said family members. He encountered Jareth K. Christensen near his home, flashing a light in Christensen's eyes, they said.

Christensen, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, a felony, and was booked into the Cache County Jail on a $5,000 bond. The bond has been posted and Christensen released.