A Pulaski County man has been charged in an incident where a 91-year-old World War II veteran was beaten while his home was burglarized earlier this year in Pulaski County.
On Aug. 30, an arrest warrant was issued for Graves R. King II, 35, for four felony criminal charges — first-degree assault and first-degree robbery, which are both class A felonies; first-degree burglary, a class B felony; and armed criminal action.
His bond was set at $1 million for the above charges.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation into the incident which occurred June 11 at the home of the veteran, James Dunham.
According to a press release from Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long, Dunham was “brutally beaten after walking in on several suspects who were burglarizing his home.”
Long said King was an immediate suspect but was initially arrested for the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in a separate offense by Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies a few days after Dunham’s robbery. King had been held in the Pulaski County Jail since June on a $100,000 bond for that charge.
As the investigation continued into Dunham’s case, further evidence was gathered and analyzed, which led to King’s arrest warrant being issued.
The Pulaski County prosecutor’s office was also instrumental with this investigation, Long stated in the news release.
Long said it is anticipated that additional arrests may be forthcoming in the Dunham case.