Update: Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder in Connection with Beating of Elderly Woman
7 Eyewitness News Staff

The Benton County Sheriff's Department has identified and arrested two men who they believe are responsible for beating and leaving an elderly woman in critical condition.

The Sheriff's Department arrested and charged 18 year old Jonathan Blake Robertson and 22 year old Mitchell Bryant Hatch with attempted first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.

According to Benton County deputies, a family member found Bonnie Nelson early Friday morning in her Big Sandy home. Reports show Nelson had been beaten and was covered in her own blood. Officials believe she had been there since Thursday night.

Neighbors said Nelson was surprised when she caught the alleged intruders in her home. According to officials, after Nelson caught the men, officials said they attacked her.

The Benton County Sheriff's Department said the woman is currently in critical condition in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.


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