Police: Raleigh man charged after beating man with bottle
Posted October 8, 2013
Updated October 9, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.