From FOX 12 Oregon
Kevin Brannan Facing Assault, Attempted Murder Charges
A man accused of beating his roommate in the head with a hammer appeared in court Tuesday.
Kevin Brannan, 33, was arrested in the Hayden Island area Monday in connection with the Sunday morning attack on David Brown, 27. Brannan is facing charges of assault and attempted murder in Washington County court.
The victim's brother, Jon Brown, also lives in the Tualatin house on Southwest Norwood Road and said he told Brannan to move out Saturday.
Later that night, Jon Brown said Brannan attacked his sleeping brother with a hammer. The suspect was intoxicated during the incident, Jon Brown said.
Brannan fled, Washington County deputies said, and David Brown walked down the road for help. He eventually collapsed and a passing driver found him, deputies said.
David Brown is in stable condition in a medically induced coma, his brother said, and might require more surgery. The victim also suffers from kidney disease and is a dialysis patient, according to family members.
“I always knew that (Brannan) wasn’t totally there, but I never thought he’d do something like that. It’s just terrible," Jon Brown said. "I hope he rots in jail. I hope he’s in there for life."
The victim's pit bull was also injured in the ordeal and required 30 stitches. There is no word on its condition.
Brannan is scheduled to be back in court Sept. 21.