74-year-old man found beaten near apartment complex

MCCRORY, AR (KAIT) - A Woodruff County man is fighting for his life in a Memphis hospital after he was severely beaten last Saturday, according to the Woodruff County Sheriff's Office.

According to police, Jerry Emerson, 74, of Chapel Oaks was found on the ground at Chapel Oaks Apartments. McCrory Police Chief James Jackson said Emerson had been beaten, and was bleeding from the head. Emerson was taken to The Med in Memphis.

An email from Emerson's son suggested that Emerson is in a semi-coma and the family is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

If you have any information about this case, call the Woodruff County Sheriff's Office at 870-347-2583.

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