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Police: Man assaulted Raleigh woman, stole her car

Posted December 2, 2015
Updated December 3, 2015

Police have charged Stanley Demon Dowd, 37, with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, common law robbery, assault on a handicapped person, assault by strangling and motor vehicle theft.
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— A Raleigh man wanted in connection with a Thanksgiving Day assault and robbery surrendered to police Thursday afternoon.

Police charged Stanley Demon Dowd, 37, with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, common law robbery, assault on a handicapped person, assault by strangling and motor vehicle theft.

Police said that in the early morning hours of Nov. 26, a 68-year-old woman who had befriended Dowd woke to find him standing over her in her home in the 4800 block of Walden Court. Dowd strangled the woman and physically assaulted her before stealing several items, including a credit card, and fleeing in the victim’s car, said police.

In a 911 call, the victim stated that she was a "bloody mess" and said her head and arm were injured. The victim also said that Dowd put a knee into her chest and that she was short of breath.

In the call, the victim said that it took her a half hour to get downstairs because she was unable to walk and had to "scoot."

Dowd was scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.

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  • Matthew Freling Dec 4, 2015
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    It is criminals like him who make that a disgusting and unsafe subdivision. A big chunk of North Raleigh is filled with such filth, and it intermingles with nice people like the disabled lady he violated.

    I've said it before, and I will say it again: What is allowed is what will continue.

    May justice be served, and the community reach out to help the older lady get whatever assistance and care that she needs to stay independent and safe without the likes of this criminal.

  • Tom Laurence Dec 3, 2015
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    I won't bet against you Rosco, because you are absolutely correct!

    Black on Black Crime Matters

  • Rosco Coltrane Dec 3, 2015
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    A violent crime committed against an elderly black lady, who was nice enough to allow this scum to live in her home. I'd be willing to bet that there will be no gathering, to scream for justice here.