HIGHLAND, Calif. -- A pastor is in critical condition in a medically induced coma after a brazen attack by a pair of robbers at his San Bernardino County church.
49-year-old James Dennis Warman, an elementary school teacher and new part-time pastor, was attacked at Church of the Valley in Highland while he was doing some last-minute preparations Saturday night for his debut sermon the next day.
Warman's wife said she and her daughter yelled and screamed, but the attackers would not go away.
She eventually grabbed a guitar and ran at the men, who then fled with her husband's wallet.
She was not injured in the incident.
San Bernardino County sheriff's detectives said the severity of the assault, should the suspects be identified, would warrant an attempted murder charge.
The pastor is being treated at Loma Linda University Medical Center for severe head injuries, but is expected to survive, officials said.
Because he is in a medically-induced coma, he is unable to speak, his wife said.
The suspects are described as two Hispanic men in their 20s -- one, about 5'8" tall, 200 lbs. and wearing a beige hooded sweat shirt. The other suspect is said to be about 5'7" tall, 160 lbs. wearing a brown, plaid and striped shirt.
Investigators do not have a motive in the attack. No arrests have been made.