Rusk County Elderly Man Assaulted

Authorities say an elderly Rusk County man was beaten to near-death early this morning. The assault happened at his home on County Road 401 near Henderson. The man was flown to Trinity Mother Frances with severe head trauma. Authorities say the people who did this also took the victim's red Dodge pickup truck, license plate number 6LDK07. If you have any information, contact the Rusk County Sheriff's Department.