BROKEN BOW, Okla. – A retired pastor is recovering after a brutal assault over the weekend.
Neil Jackson, 74, told investigators he went to check on a noise he heard in the pasture near his home when he ran into Bryon Duncan, 23, and Konner Mitchell, 21.
According to KXII, the men started to drive off when Jackson grabbed the steering wheel of their truck to avoid getting run over.
Jackson was dragged about 200-300 yards before he was flung off.
The 74-year-old then followed the men to a home where the men allegedly kicked him in the arm, leg, chest, face and head.
Jackson was left with a cracked rib, a broken leg, and bruising on his brain.
He was taken to a local hospital where he is recovering.
Jackson’s granddaughter says he has managed to remain positive.
“Even right after it happened, he was praying with everyone on the scene,” Jackson’s granddaughter, Lauren Wright, told KXII. “Before the EMT got there, he joined hands with everybody. That’s just my Pawpaw.”
Duncan and Mitchell were arrested for aggravated assault and battery.
They are being held without bond.