Two Hardy men, a father and son, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery Tuesday morning in Bedford County Circuit Court.
Johnny Dean Clark, 56, and Mitcheal DeHaven, 23, will each spend 12 months in jail on the conviction. They had originally faced a felony malicious wounding charge.
According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John Wheelock the two attacked the victim, beating him on his head, face and shoulders. He suffered broken ribs and lost a good deal of blood.