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Embarq Agent Attacked at Raeford Home

Posted May 22, 2007

— A field agent for Embarq is recovering after authorities said she was beaten and sexually assaulted while on the job in Raeford.

Investigators said the woman was working on lines outside an abandoned house at 208 St. James St. on Monday afternoon when a homeless man who'd been staying there attacked her and dragged her inside.

Deputies later arrested Grady Dominic Cunningham, 42, after the woman drove to the Raeford Police Department for help.

Cunningham was arrested and charged with first-degree forcible rape and first-degree kidnapping. He was in the Hoke County Jail Tuesday evening under a $50,000 bond.


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  • OD Norwood May 24, 2007

    Embarq really needs to re-look sending female employees out to remote areas alone. I know this wasn't expected, but we live in different times, too many people out there that don't value life.

    If she were my wife or sister I'm not sure I would be able to contain my rage against this bum!!!

  • North Carolina Native May 23, 2007

    omg that poor lady! He'll get what he deserves sooner or later - hopefully sooner.

  • One Good Dad May 23, 2007

    Unreal that his bond is only $50,000.00.

  • jim2dart May 22, 2007

    I agree Old Man Sam...most bums are that way by the choices they make and are content with the lifestyle. They also prey on people that can't take care of themselves and are not homeless by choice.

    I'm glad this woman made it out alive.

  • old man sam May 22, 2007

    see - I told you bums are up to no good.

    Old Man Sam