2 Fountain Hills men accused of attacking movie producerPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Two men from Fountain Hills are in custody accused of brutally attacking a movie producer in Los Angeles last month.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Brian Scott Hale, 24, and Brett Davis, 25, on Friday.
The men were in the Los Angeles area doing work for a moving company. After drinking in a bar, police believe Hale and Davis randomly attacked the 45-year-old man, who passed by the bar as they were leaving.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was out walking with weights and police said the suspects used the weights to brutally beat him.
The victim suffered a collapsed skull, several brain bleeds, a broken jaw, and neck and back fractures. While he is expected to survive, doctors say long-term effects from the beating are very possible.
Deputies received information from the Santa Monica Police Department concerning one of the suspects. Deputies conducted surveillance and were able to identify the second suspect, according to MCSO spokesman Jeffrey Sprong.
Hale and Davis were arrested and booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on attempted murder charges. They are awaiting extradition to Los Angeles.