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Police Arrest Man Sought in Durham Assault

Posted February 28, 2007

— Durham police arrested a man Wednesday who was wanted for assaulting a woman over a 12-hour period.

Charles Michael Parker, 35, has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and felony habitual assault.

Police said Parker beat and kicked a 51-year-old woman over a 12-hour period on Feb. 23 inside an apartment at 2003 House Ave.

The woman, who has not been identified, is listed in critical condition at Duke Hospital.

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  • islandgirl Mar 1, 2007

    To Dog- How can u say hes right... Example if you raised someone and did all that you can do for that child, and he decided to do something so evil, and cause pain and suffering on someone, then we should hold you responsible because of what your grown ass child did, we should beat you and his mother, right??? Like I said you guys dont know how this man was raised and whether he was tought to have respect etc, so stating that we should beat his parents because of what their sons,is a stupid thing to say... BEAT THE MAN WHO COMMITED THE CRIME AND PUNISH HIM TOO THE FULLIEST, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT, JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED, because that poor lady did not DESERVE what was done to her!!!!! Our child/children are going to do what they feel like doing, hell there doing things now that is the total opposite of how we have raised them... People are doing things that they want to do them, whether they have been raised with dignity and respect, someone of them just choose different.

  • Iwasasoldier4u Feb 28, 2007

    I guess I should have read some of these post before I sent my first post. All of this racist crap has got to stop. I am white because I was born that way, I was not given a choice. This hang him high and string him up crap hits a sour note for our Black citizens as it should. This person is an animal I have no doubt but talking about his family is not fair. Leave his mother and father out of it, they didn't do it. I think the best punishment for this critter is to tie him down on a big, no not big a huge fire ant hill and leave him there. I am sure someone will have negative comments on some of what I have written but that is how I feel.

  • Iwasasoldier4u Feb 28, 2007

    I hope he resisted arrest even a little bit

  • listener Feb 28, 2007

    before you make a comment put yourself in the victim's shoes, and do not judge her for what happen to her. the bottom line it was wrong, and it time domestic violence stopped. these men need to pick on another man there size instead of a woman. politics does not have a play in this case, whether democrat or republican he was wrong and should be sent to prison for life and let those guys kick him for 12 hours

  • Tax Man Feb 28, 2007

    Why do men hit women? This is tragic. My prayers go out for the victim. Habitual Felon here - needs to spend the rest of his life in prison if he is guilty. What ever happened to respect?

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  • Tired Of Excuses Feb 28, 2007

    If he struck her once in the past. Shame on him. Twice. Shame on her for allowing it to happen again. I hope this man is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • romeopm Feb 28, 2007

    why are you guys saying this?? because hes a black man??? he deserves to put away for the rest of his life!!! dont go and put his family in this mess because you dont even know his parents!! if he did it then he should pay the price... bottom line!!

  • Lizard Paw Feb 28, 2007

    This guy is definitely a democrat! Look at the low brow. The smirky mouth. (LOL) He knows he's going to get the best representation on someone else's dime.

  • green_eyes Feb 28, 2007

    heres another outstanding member of the community that we will have to support IF he gets convicted. wonder what the excuse will be this time? poverty, bad childhood, drugs..he deserves the same treatment he gave the victim.