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'Horrific assault': Man seen on video assaulting woman at assisted living home, detective says

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A resident at an assisted living facility is accused of assaulting a woman, also a resident, and causing her severe head injuries, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.

Jacob Douglas Carpenter, 40, of Shelby, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, Det. Billie Brown said.

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Brown said on July 10, deputies and detectives were called to the Cedarbrook Residential in Nebo.

They said a female resident had been taken to the hospital with severe head injuries.

Brown said an investigation uncovered video evidence of the assault.

"This was a senseless and horrific assault. I am proud of Det. Brown and our team for their hard work in this matter," Sheriff Ricky Buchanan said.


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