American Legion Benefit Dinner for Victim of Brutal Assault
CAPE CHARLES WAVE
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was revised at 6 p.m. November 1 to correct erroneous information.)
November 1, 2013
Following a shocking assault of a woman hit by a car while jogging near Oyster, the local American Legion Post plans a fundraiser spaghetti and seafood dinner with all proceeds donated to the victim.
An Oyster resident was jogging on Sunnyside Road Thursday, October 24, when she was struck by a car just outside Oyster, across from the Parsons House at 6235 Sunnyside Road.
AMERICAN LEGION SPAGHETTI & SEAFOOD BENEFIT DINNER
6-9 P.M. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
AMERICAN LEGION POST 56, CHERITON
$10 PER PLATE, EAT IN OR TAKE OUT
According to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, the victim said that after she was hit by a car, she was assaulted with a blunt object and forced into her attacker’s vehicle. A few minutes later she was able to escape and call 911.
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According to the Sheriff’s report, the woman has been released from a local hospital and is listed in satisfactory condition.
According to a knowledgeable source, the victim suffered an eye injury resulting from being beaten with a blunt object.
American Legion Post 56 in Cheriton wants to help the victim, whom they describe as “a neighbor and an Army veteran.” She is also reportedly a National Guard member. The spaghetti/seafood benefit dinner will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at the American Legion Post in Cheriton. Meals are $10, with all proceeds going to the victim. Meals may be eaten at the Post or carried out. Clams are being donated by Nottingham Seafood.
Hours after the assault, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stephen Ray Carpenter, 28, of Capeville. Carpenter has been charged with abduction, attempted first degree murder, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, failing to report an accident resulting in injury, and maiming of another resulting from driving while intoxicated.