When police arrived at the house on Whispering Pines Road, Brent Bolar was waiting.
“He was in the driveway. He was covered with blood,” says Daphne Police Capt. Judd Beady.
Inside the home, Andrew Bolar was clinging to life. “The golf club was used in this beating,” says Beady, “which is really what it is.”
Bolar suffered numerous injuries to his head and body and passed away early Monday morning.
“Before we opened the offices this morning text messages were going around and we were trying to figure out what we could do to honor him and pay respects to his family,” says Drew Klumpp, administrative services manager for Daphne Utilities.
A black wreath hangs from the front door of the office. Bolar worked here for 16 years. “Everyone at work loved him, ” says Klumpp. “He was a mentor to so many people that worked at utilities. He helped start a lot of careers here and really helped shape a lot of people. He will be greatly missed.”
Eugene Mobley lives just up the street from the Bolar home. “Everybody around here knowed him and a good friend to everybody around here, everybody liked him.” He grew up with Andrew. “It hurt me. When you lost a friend that close, as good a friend as he was.”
How this could happen is a question still unanswered. Police say the younger Bolar immediately requested an attorney and has not spoken with police.
“This is a big blow for us,” says Beady, “any time we have a murder in Daphne it’s a big deal but I can’t imagine what the family is going through.”
Brent Bolar was booked into the Baldwin County Jail this afternoon. Originally charged with domestic violence in the first degree, those charges have now been upgraded to murder.