A man described as being white and in his 20s knocked on the door, then entered Grace Freeman's home, Buncombe County Sheriff's Lt. Ross Dillingham said. The man then beat Freeman, fracturing bones in her face and causing several cuts, Dillingham said.
After the alleged assault, Freeman was able to use her walker to get to the end of her driveway, where she collapsed and was discovered by neighbors shortly before 9 p.m. The driveway is about 100 feet long and was muddy Friday.
“If she stayed up there (in her house) and not been found, there's no telling what could have happened,” Dillingham said. “She might not have made it.”
Sunday, April 5, 2009
96 year old Grace Freeman was severley beaten during a home invasion in Buncombe County, and the Carolina Stompers are adding $500 to the Crime Stoppers reward money.
From the Asheville Citizen-Times: