Rep. Frank Pratt Found Beaten By Wife On Christmas Day

By: John Lester
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 27, 2021

Rep. Frank Pratt found beaten by wife on Christmas Day. Rep. Frank Pratt was found beaten and knocked uncounscious at his business. The Arizona legislater was found by his wife and sent to a local hospital.

Pratt, 68, was found by his wife about 8 p.m. on Christmas Day at Pratt Pools in Casa Grande, said Mike Keck, criminal investigations commander for the Casa Grande Police Department.

Frank Pratt had gone to the business earlier in the day to check on it and was confronted by someone who was already inside, Keck said.

The Arizona lawmaker was beaten and knocked unconscious, and left tied up inside the building. When he did not return by 4 p.m., his wife, Janice, said she tried to telephoned him, but he had left his cell phone at home. She went to check on him about an hour later.

Janice Pratt did not realize her husband was inside, so she returned home. She checked the business again at 8 p.m. and noticed an unlocked gate.

She then tried the door and heard her husband call for help. Keck said Pratt was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with multiple cuts and bruises and at least one fracture. Police did not comment on whether the attack was random or whether items were taken from the shop.