Robert Willhite, the elderly man who was robbed and badly beaten by several individuals back in July in Pulaski County has passed away due to his injuries. According to the Sheriff Ron Long, a total of six people have been arrested in the case including fugitive Vernon Dale Parker who was located in Fulton. Police also arrested Shawn Green of Waynesville, Thomas York of Dixon, Roby Sapere of Richland, Jessica Berry of Dixon and Melissa Winkle of Crocker. Willhite had lived in the community of Swedeborg since the 1960’s and had served in the Navy. He passed away Thursday morning at a hospital in Columbia.