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A woman is savagely beaten, while her children watch. Police said two men were arrested early this morning after brutally beating a Beckley woman.  They said thanks to the falling snow police were able to track the suspects to the green bank motel.

59 News went to the Hager Street apartments to find out what happened on Tuesday morning. Our crews caught up with a neighbor who witnessed the aftermath of the brutal assault.

"If you would have seen that, it look liked they tried to kill her. Daniel Carrington, neighbor said.

59 News Reporter Lauren Hensley asked, "Is she lucky she came out of this alive?"

Carrington said yes.

Bloody and bruised-- this is how Daniel Carrington describes the condition of his female neighbor after police said she was brutally attacked on Tuesday morning.  Carrington woke up to his neighbor's reaction about the assault.

"I didn't know what was going on, I looked out my window and my neighbor came screaming, did you see my sister's face? I said let me put my clothes on so I did, and I came on and what I saw, I just threw me through a loop.

What did you see, 59 News Lauren Hensley asked.

"The woman's face, it was just terrible, terrible," Carrington said.

Beckley police said Alfred Pittman, 24 and Damien Totten, 21, broke into a Hager street apartment, inside was a mother and her three children. Police said the two men allegedly attacked the woman while her children watched.  Police said they made their escape running through the streets hiding just 4 blocks away at the green bank motel. Thanks to Mother Nature police said they were able to follow footprints through the snow straight to the alleged suspects.

59 News looked into the criminal background of the two suspects. Pittman is a suspect in the 2012 murder of Sean Rucker and was out on bond on that case. Police said Totten, who is now 21, has recently been released from a juvenile detention center.

Both suspects are in Southern Regional Jail on $500,000. They are charged with first degree robbery, kidnapping, malicious wounding, nighttime burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit felony.

Kidnapping alone carries the heaviest sentence, according to state laws it could carry a life sentence if convicted.