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Secret Witness Seeks News About Severe Beating Of Brothers

Secret Witness is offering a special $500 cash reward for information about an October 14 beating.

Four men attacked two brothers in the Tidyman’s parking lot at 6401 N. Cedar just after midnight.

One brother suffered severe head wounds and has been in critical condition in a hospital since the attack. The other brother escaped with minor injuries.

Secret Witness is offering the reward for information that solves this crime.

The principal assailant was a white male in his late teens or early 20s. He is thin, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and has long hair.

All four attackers fled in a late 1980s or early 1990s, dark blue Toyota 4x4 King Cab pickup.

Anyone with information is asked to call Secret Witness at 327-5111. Callers do not have to give their name to be eligible for the reward.

Secret Witness is a civilian organization not affiliated with law enforcement. Callers may use a code name or number for future contact about the reward.

, DataTimes

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