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Rocky Mount Woman Attacked

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Police say 23-year-old Danny O'Neil Richardson worked in the victim's home.
ROCKY MOUNT — Law enforcement officials across thenation are looking for a man who kidnapped, beat and sexuallyassaulted a woman early Saturday morning.

Police say a 69-year-old woman was abducted from her home and forcedinto a car. The assailant beat and assaulted her and then dropped her off unconscious in a rural part of Nash County.

The woman managed to get to a nearby house for help. She is now instable condition at Nash General Hospital and her assailant is missingwith her car.

According to police the prime suspect is 23-year-old Danny O'NeilRichardson, who knew the vicitim because he did work for her aroundthe house.

Police believe he might be in the Holster area of Halifax Countydriving a 1991 white Honda Accord station wagon.

Neighors in the well-kept and ordinarily quiet area are shocked. WadeBoyette said no one is safe.

Within hours, Boyette's words seemed eerily prophetic.

A similar crime was reported in Rocky Mount Saturday night. Policewere notified that a man had broken into a woman's house where herobbed and assaulted her.

An officer was able to get to the house in time to arrest the suspectat the scene. No relationship existed between the suspect and victim.

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