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UPDATE: Man Charged in Brutal Beating of WWII Veteran in St. Robert

ST. ROBERT, Mo. -- Graves R. King II, 35, is facing robbery, burglary, assault, and armed criminal action charges following the June 11 beating. King was arrested and charged Friday, and is being held in lieu of $1 million bond in Pulaski County.
ST. ROBERT, Mo. -- A St. Robert man is now charged with robbing and brutally beating a World War II veteran earlier this summer.

Graves R. King II, 35, is facing robbery, burglary, assault, and armed criminal action charges following the June 11 beating. King was arrested and charged Friday, and is being held in lieu of $1 million bond in Pulaski County.

Sheriff Ronald Long says James Dunham, 91, walked into his residence in St. Robert and found several suspects stealing his property.

Dunham, a World War II veteran, tried to stop the intruders, but that's when they began assaulting him. The suspects ran off before authorities arrived.

Chief Deputy John Groves told KOLR10 News Dunham was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where he spent several days in an Intensive Care Unit. It took him several weeks to recover.

Sheriff Long says King, who was a suspect from the very beginning, was initially arrested for illegally possessing a firearm a few days after Dunham's beating. He'd been in custody ever since.

More arrests are expected.
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