DES MOINES, Iowa -- A witness is coming forward after she says she saw a 65-year-old Des Moines man get beat up by two men Sunday night.

Des Moines Sgt. Paul Parizek said Charles Wesley Brown was riding his bicycle in the 2800 block of SE 14th St. about 10:35 p.m. when two white males in their 20s assaulted him.

Brown was hospitalized and is still in critical condition almost a week later. Police say he is still unable to speak, which leaves investigators with only witnesses' statements to use during the investigation.

Denisha Betts, 31, said she was driving northbound on Southeast 14th Street when she saw a man riding his bicycle and two men running toward the bike.


Anyone with any information about the suspects and or the vehicle is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. You can also submit a tip online


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