In 2010, Ruzicka plead guilty to embezzlement charges, admitting to stealing thousands from his employees at Ruzicka Electric. A judge ordered him to repay $96,000.
Court documents also show Ruzicka fell behind on paying taxes and unemployment benefits, but detectives don’t believe his past is linked to the beating.
Authorities also said that the Major Case Squad was called in because of Ruzicka's condition. "His prognosis was less than favorable so in an abundance of caution, Town and Country asked if major case could come and assist them," Thompson said.
Police said a suspect took a black 2005 Ford Explorer along with various electronics from the residence.
The Ford Explorer was found in the 6100 block of Lucille in St. Louis City on Friday night. The electronics are still missing.
The Major Case Squad is announcing a reward being offered by an anonymous donor of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case.
Anyone with information relative to the investigation is asked to call (314)432-4697.