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Durham Police Seek Public's Help About Assault

Posted September 19, 2007

— Durham police are asking for information about an assault that occurred on Tuesday.

Officers said a woman told them she was walking on Washington Street near West Club Boulevard when she noticed Dallas Latae Kelly, 36, of Chapel Hill Road, lying off the roadway.

The woman took Kelly to Durham Regional Hospital, where he remained hospitalized Wednesday afternoon with severe head injuries. Police said Kelly appeared to have been struck in the face and head with an unknown object.

Authorities said they want to question anyone who might have talked to Kelly during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about the assault should contact Durham police at 919-560-4582 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Gafan001 Sep 19, 2007

    It was O.J.

  • tooblessed Sep 19, 2007

    What a brave woman, sounds like she didn't hesitate to take hime in her car. Now days as much as we want to help people, you have to be cautious. God bless both of them

  • Tired Of Excuses Sep 19, 2007

    She was walking along, saw him laying off the roadway and took him to the hospital....? By car? Wow, pretty brave considering that they were strangers to each other, or were they...? He could have started seizing, had altered mental status and freaked out not knowing what was going on, a number of things could have but luckily for both parties involved, didn't. I would have called an ambulance and stayed till they arrived, but that's just me. I think there's a little more to the story than we know. Did she witness something then got him to the hospital (by walking of course) which means he was lucid enough to walk? I'm finding a few holes in this story. Hope the man will be OK.

  • skinnycow Sep 19, 2007

    I agree headlong, I think I would have called the police. Not sure if I would have driven him to the hosptial. And the fact that this happened in Durham shows she was real brave. I would have been worried that someone would have saw that they didnt finish the job and would have followed. You never know how crazy people are.

  • skinnycow Sep 19, 2007

    Looks like a mugshot from the background..but I can't say for sure.

  • Harrison Bergeron Sep 19, 2007

    Strange how they managed to have a close-up head-shot of the victim already?

  • headlong Sep 19, 2007

    I agree Geisha!!! How many people would actually do what she done...not many for sure. WTG to the woman!!!

  • skinnycow Sep 19, 2007

    That lady was a good samaritan. I hope this man recovers from his injuries and is able to positively id the person(s) responsible. Praying for a speedy recovery.