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Arrest made after woman hospitalized in Roanoke assault
Police say the woman and her attacker are acquaintances.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Roanoke police arrested a 19-year-old Roanoke man Tuesday night in connection to an assault in which a woman’s head was badly cut.
Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said officers at 2:05 p.m. were called to the 3400 block of Birchlawn Avenue where they found a 22-year-old woman with the injury.
Johnson said police arrested a suspect, Jamel Kwame Tucker, at about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday night. He is charged with malicious wounding.
Johnson said the woman and her attacker are acquaintances. The victim was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police have not released information on what might have led to the assault.
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