Crime

Naked man and his 2 brothers accused of 'brutally beating' elderly father

Timothy Bosarge
Timothy Bosarge

Hancock County Sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested three brothers who are accused of "brutally beating" their 75-year-old father, who is currently in critical condition at the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile.

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

When deputies arrived, they discovered a naked man -- later identified as Timothy Bosarge, 41,-- was causing a "disturbance" at the residence, Normand said.

Deputies then went to Bosarge's property where they then encountered two of his brothers, Ferlin Ray Bosarge, 47, and Cartis Bosarge, 46, attempting to start a car, Normand said.

Inside the car was siblings' 75-year-old father, who had apparently been severely beaten, officials said.

"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."

Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass said Friday that the victim had been "brutally beaten."

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

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

He said the father's injuries are consistent with being assaulted.

Deputies arrested all three brothers and charged them with aggravated assault (domestic violence). Timothy Bosarge was also charged with disorderly conduct.

Normand said they are still obtaining information about the assault.

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

"That is still under investigation," he said.

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

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

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

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