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Forrest City man beaten for retrieving table; three brothers charged

A maintenance man for Forrest City, family members say Sanford may never be the same. A maintenance man for Forrest City, family members say Sanford may never be the same.
Forrest City, Ark. police charged Dontario Cannaday and Andrew Millbrooks with second-degree battery and engaging in violent criminal group activity. Forrest City, Ark. police charged Dontario Cannaday and Andrew Millbrooks with second-degree battery and engaging in violent criminal group activity.

(WMC) - Beaten over a card table and left recovering at the hospital on Wednesday night, Reginald Sanford and his family members are searching for answers in his attack.

"It didn't take that many people to whoop one man. They must have been cowards to jump on him like that," said Sanford's wife Linda. "I'm just taking it real hard right now."

Sanford, 54, lies in a hospital bed at Regional Medical Center with severe head injuries after investigators say he was beaten by three brothers.

The victim's family told WMC Action News 5 that he has bleeding in his head, screws in his jaw, a screw and a plate under his eye, and nose injuries.

"It's hard because, to see someone in that condition that don't never hurt anybody ... It's sad," said Sanford's daughter, Tammy Gibbs.

Forrest City, Ark. police charged Dontario Cannaday and Andrew Millbrooks with second-degree battery and engaging in violent criminal group activity. The 16-year-old suspect's identity has not been released because he is a minor.

Sanford's family says he went to a woman's house Saturday to get a card table he had loaned her. They got into an argument and reportedly, the mother of the three brothers told them to retaliate.

Sanford is a maintenance man for Forrest City. His family says he tried to help people, he had a garden he loved working in, but now they say he may never be the same. He could end up in a nursing home. Sanford's family wants justice.

"You have changed my brother's life. My brother's life will never be like it was before," added Cassandra McCoy.

Police say the woman suspected of telling the suspects to beat Reginald Sanford could also face charges.

Sanford has no recollection of the attack.

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