A man from Russellville, AR, who pleaded guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter for the 2007 beating death of a disabled man in Taney County has been placed on five years probation.
Daniel L. Pease, 29, was originally charged with second-degree murder for the August 4, 2007 beating death of 53 year-old John Ingram, Jr of Hollister. Ingram, who had suffered a stroke in 2002, died of cardiac arrhythmia after Pease and Joshua K. Brokaw beat him with their hands, knees and feet.
According to court records, Pease told detectives that Brokaw repeatedly kneed and kicked the Ingram in the face while he held him down for an over an hour. Brokaw told police that Pease punched Ingram four or five times in the face while Ingram was sitting on a couch, then stomped the man's head and face while he was lying on the floor.
Joshua K. Brokaw
Brokaw, 28, told investigators that Pease asked him to help him put Ingram in the trunk of a car to "help get rid of him." Brokaw told cops that they dragged the man outside where his body was found by deputies.
Brokaw pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last May for his part in Ingram's death. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Pease must also perform 100 hours of community service.