“Talladega Mayor Larry Barton is continuing to recover at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital after allegedly being assaulted by a former friend and radio and television co-host.
Barton, 74, has identified his alleged attacker as Benny J. Green, 71. Green is a local business owner who has appeared with Barton on the radio and cable-access versions of the show “In The Interest of the People.”
According to a release from the Vestavia Hills Police Department, Green, of Irondale, was charged Monday morning with one count of first-degree assault and was being held on a $150,000 bond.”