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Naked man, 2 brothers accused in beating of father, 75

Hancock County deputies arrested three brothers Thursday in the beating of their 75-year-old father, who is in critical condition at the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile.

Sheriff's Investigator Brandon Normand said Friday deputies responded to a report of a naked man outside a residence on Dogwood Ridge Road at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

The man, later identified as Timothy Bosarge, 41, was causing a "disturbance," Normand said.

Deputies then encountered two of his brothers, Ferlin Ray Bosarge, 47, and Cartis Bosarge, 46, attempting to start a car, Normand said.

Normand said all three Bosarge brothers and their father live on the property, but in separate trailers.

Inside the car was siblings' father, who officials said had been "brutally" beaten.

"They were going to take the father to the hospital, but their vehicle broke down," Normand said. "An ambulance was called and the father was taken to Garden Park Hospital."

"He had several injuries to his head and upper body," Chief Deputy Don Bass said. "He was transported from Garden Park to USA Hospital and placed in intensive care."

Deputies arrested the brothers on charges of aggravated assault. Timothy Bosarge also was charged with disorderly conduct.

Normand said officials are still obtaining information about the assault.

He declined to discuss why Timothy Bosarge ran from the house naked.

"That is still under investigation," he said.

Normand said police do not believe a weapon was used in the assault.

Ferlin and Cartis Bosarge were released on their own recognizance Friday, jail records show.

Timothy Bosarge is still in jail and has yet to have a bond set.