Police: Bethany man beat in 'senseless' attack


Sunday, June 15th 2008, 11:07 pm
By: News 9


By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

BETHANY, Okla. -- Candis Hill spent eight years trying to get in touch with her father.

Just days after finally meeting him Hill said she came close to losing him again after her father was "brutally beat" Saturday in his Bethany apartment.

Jay Johnny Gann is now in the hospital on life support. Family members said he has a lot of blood around his brain.

Police arrested Roger Franklin and Danyell Ealom in connection with the attacks and are looking for two more suspects.

Hill, 23, said she had hoped to make the most of the Father's Day weekend. She had spend years in a foster home and was enjoying hanging out with her father.

Police said Gann was attacked Saturday shortly after Hill had left his apartment.

Tommy Gann said his brother is the maintenance manager at the complex. He was checking on a disturbance when the group attacked him with a pipe.

"Even if you have an enemy, I don't care who he is; nobody deserves this," Tommy Gann said.

The group responsible for the attack does not live at the complex, police said.

Bethany police said the group was there to confront another resident about a possible stolen purse.

Bethany police ask anyone with information on the beating to call (405) 789-5012.