Two brothers have been arrested for allegedly beating their elderly mother into unconsciousness and stealing her credit cards.

On Sunday, October 18, at approximately 7:30 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jason Schroeder made a welfare check on an elderly resident living on the 16300 block of Cashew Street who had not been answering her phone.

There, he found the 74-year-old woman on the floor of her bedroom, unconscious, with major trauma to her head, neck and shoulders.

According to the department, further investigation revealed her two adult sons were responsible for her care, and that the pair had left the residence after the assault on Friday.

Brothers William, 51, and Alan, 50, Hussey were arrested at a Baker AM/PM when a deputy there heard the pair's descriptions broadcast. The Hussey brothers were allegedly on their way to a relative's house in Pahrump, Nevada, at the time of the arrest and allegedly had their mother's stolen credit cards with them at the time.

The Hussey brothers were booked at Barstow Jail for attempted murder and elder abuse. The victim is in critical condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, but is expected to recover from her injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Hesperia station at 947-1549 or the anonymous WE TIP line at (800) 782-7463.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/HesperiaStar.