Officer Attacked With Post, Man Arrested
Posted July 3, 2007
Roanoke Rapids, N.C. — A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with trying to kill a police officer after the officer was attacked with a wooden post, police said.
Patrolman Westry Thorpe of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was serving a domestic violence warrant on Christopher Davis, 22, when he was attacked, police said.
Davis has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury and resisting arrest, police said.
Thorpe suffered facial and dental injuries and is recovering at home, police said.