Brothers Could Get 20 Years For Assault On Disabled Vet

(Photo courtesy of Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

FREEHOLD – Twin brothers will face up to 20 years in prison for their attack on a disabled U.S. Army veteran.

James and Jason Dotts, 41, of Long Branch, were found guilty of second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and third-degree theft from a person March 22. They were tried before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano.

The brother and another man visited the apartment of their neighbor, a 58-year-old disabled Army veteran, Nov. 3, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. The man awoke later, apparently beaten unconscious. His cell phone and cash were gone. He was hospitalized at Monmouth Medical Center for several weeks, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

The brothers are scheduled to be sentenced May 31.