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Fayetteville man arrested for hitting woman with frying pan

Posted November 7, 2011

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— A Cumberland County man was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon Sunday after authorities said he hit his housemate in the head with a frying pan. 

Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Robert Shawn Donovan, 44, after he got into an argument with his housemate, 36-year-old Peggy Ann Perez sometime around 8 p.m. Sunday. 

Donovan allegedly hit Perez with the frying pan while she was packing to leave the house they share at 3348 Welsh Lake Drive in Hope Mills. 

Donovan called 911 after Perez fell to the floor and was not moving, authorities said. Perez was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. She was diagnosed with a concussion but refused treatment. 

Donvoan was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center after posting bond.


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  • Vietnam Vet Nov 8, 2011

    I'm trying to figure out why she looks familiar?? Previous WRAL story? Anyway...he/she's lucky it was only a concussion. Must've been a lightweight frying pan. I was thinking of one of those cast iron frying pans my mom had. One of those would have caved in her skull...ouch!

  • oldrwizr Nov 8, 2011

    I thought he was she in the picture. I guess they were made for each other.

  • wildcat Nov 7, 2011

    Well, I guess he will know not to hit a woman period, and especially with a frying pan. Don't follow "Medea's" advice, not good.

  • anne53ozzy Nov 7, 2011

    The publication of these photos and the depth of reporting here lead me to believe you want to be "TMZ" or some such media outlet. So many more issues at hand deserve top billing.

  • familyfour Nov 7, 2011

    Look at them....they both need rehab!

  • fayncmike Nov 7, 2011

    Definitely a candidate for the death sentence.

  • Bartmeister Nov 7, 2011

    A frying pan, really? What a cliché.....

  • jblake1932 Nov 7, 2011

    pat7: Look at this person, he ain't trying to be a man, heh, heh.

  • wdweveryyear Nov 7, 2011

    he must have gotten the idea from the movie, tangled!!

  • pat7 Nov 7, 2011

    You suck as a man. Real men dont hit women, And treat them with great respect. I would like to ask this clown what would he do if someone hit his mother