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Police: Raleigh man charged after beating man with bottle

Posted October 8, 2013
Updated October 9, 2013

— A Raleigh man was arrested Tuesday after police say he beat a 64-year-old man with a bottle during a robbery attempt less than a mile from downtown.

Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, of 9321 River Haven Place, Apt. 203, was charged with one count each of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and resisting a public officer. He was placed in the Wake County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

Investigators say Previlon struck Curtis Ray Woodard with a glass bottle and tried to rob him around 11:15 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of East Hargett Street, about six blocks east of Moore Square.

In a 911 call released Wednesday afternoon, a caller said he saw a "younger gentleman chasing an older guy" in a suit who was carrying several bags and appeared to be homeless.

The older man, the caller said, then fell.

Residents in the area said that after the attack, Previlon jumped over a fence into someone's back yard and ran away. The attack appeared so bad, they said, that they thought Woodard was already dead when EMS arrived.

Previlon was found a short time later, with the help of a Wake County Sheriff's Office K-9, about six blocks away in the 200 block of South State Street.

Woodard was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday.

Not much is known about Woodard. No one knew him at the address listed for him on a police report.


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  • jcrew1979 Oct 10, 2013

    so sad and pathetic

  • zenonx6 Oct 10, 2013

    Take that bad boy out behind the jail and beat him with a bottle and then castrate his ..................

  • dwntwnboy2 Oct 10, 2013

    "I keep seeing where the dogs actually do their job, except in Boston they couldn't find a bloody kids trail"- MUST be a conspiracy indeed!! It's a dog, not a miracle worker. Just like anything else- sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Maybe the Boston dogs aren't trained as well as the Raleigh dogs.

  • Obamacare for everyone Oct 10, 2013

    He's probably not making enough $$ at his job and just needed a little bit extra to pay the rent.

  • 327toy1992 Oct 9, 2013

    I have noticed lately that the bonds have been strong for these sickos. They really should not even be given the opportunity for bail, but at least the judges have been placing harsh numbers on them in recent times. Unlike a few months or years ago when they could be given a measly number. I know this does not fix all the issues with letting criminals off, they have the right to bail, but at least the prices are (hopefully) too high to play that card.

  • DaddysAngel27 Oct 9, 2013

    It takes a sick minded person to beat a 64 y/o person!

  • WageSlave Oct 9, 2013

    "He fled the scene, but was located a short time later with the help of a Wake County Sheriff's Office K-9 in the 200 block of South State Street."

    So weird. I keep seeing where the dogs actaully do their job, except in Boston they couldnt find a bloody kids trail.

    Odd indeed.

  • dwntwnboy2 Oct 9, 2013

    "And people want to hand out food to folks like this downtown??"- who exactly are "folks like this"? Article never said he was homeless, poor or anything else. Just that he was a suspect in an assault on another citizen. He has an address which leads one to believe he has some source of income- we don't know all the facts, but I'm guessing because he is of a certain race he automatically becomes (to some people) "folks like this" - whatever THAT means.

  • zoso62 Oct 9, 2013

    And people want to hand out food to folks like this downtown??

  • littleriver69 Oct 9, 2013

    Death penalty. End of story.