A Richland man is one of three suspects arrested in connection with a brutal beating and robbery that left an elderly man from Swedeborg in critical condition. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s department says 57 year old Roby Sapere of Richland has been charged with first degree assault and first degree burglary in the incident which left 82 year old Robert Willhite in critical condition. Sapere is being held on one million dollars bond. The investigation also led to the apprehension of Vernon Dale Parker, a fugitive with warrants who has been charged with burglary in Osage Beach and two other locations in Miller County. Parker has not been charged in this case.