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Man in Critical Condition After Assault

Posted January 31, 2008

— Warren County deputies on Thursday were investigating an assault that left a Halifax County man in critical condition.

Deputies found Jerry Rudd lying in the woods unconscious with a wound to his head. He was near King Lynch Grocery and was taken to WakeMed.

Authorities charged Randy Lynch with assault with a deadly weapon in the attack. He worked at the grocery store, officials said.

Authorities could not confirm what weapon was used or why the assault happened.


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  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 31, 2008

    We are not safe any more not even at home. Pray that this man will be "OK" from his injuries. I also hope that get whoever did this.

  • Meandmytwo Jan 31, 2008

    Such a sad case. Wonder why the assault was so brutal.

  • 867-5309 Jan 31, 2008

    Assault with a deadly weapon? If the weapon is deadly, why isn't attempted murder?