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This story was updated at 3:42 p.m.

Officials are charging two men, Jacob Berry and Tyler Dylan Richardson, for their role in the beating and robbery of an elderly East Brainerd man. 

72 year-old Lester "Jimmy" Cawood was severely beaten over the head with a stainless steel pot at his home Saturday night on East Mountain Lane, according to Chattanooga police spokesman Kyle Miller. 

Cawood was released from the hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries, and is being cared for by his family, Miller said. 

Detectives request that anyone with information on this case to call 423-698-2525. 

 

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