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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • World War II veteran who was beaten during home invasion dies

  • Investigation still ongoing according to Pulaski County Sheriff
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  • A World War II veteran who was severely beaten during a home invasion died on Saturday, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long.
    In June, 91-year-old James Dunham was assaulted after walking in on several suspects who were burglarizing his home, according to Long. He was home alone when multiple suspect assaulted and severely injured him.
    Dunham was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit after deputies found him.
    Long said that the Sheriff's Department does not know yet whether or not the injuries Dunham sustained during the invasion caused his death, but the investigation is still ongoing.
    James Dunham was a resident of Pulaski County, where he has lived for decades; raising a family and serving in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood. Dunham had a distinguished military career and is a World War II Veteran.
    On Aug. 30, Graves King II was arrested in connection with the case and charged with burglary, first degree assault, robbery and armed criminal action.
    King is currently in the custody of the Pulaski County Sheriff, with bonds totaling $1,100,000.
    The Sheriff said that more information with the case will be released this week.

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