A woman walking around an apartment complex was attacked and dragged into the woods Friday evening, according to a Durant Police report released Wednesday.
Officer Scott Phelps and Rick Ford were dispatched at 10:30 that evening to Park Ridge Apartments to speak with the victim, who was very distraught.
The report stated that she had bruising on the right side of her face, the back of her head, and also, her shirt was torn in the neck area.
She told officers she was walking around the complex when someone came up behind her, hit on the head and pulled her into the woods. The report stated that the assailant was sitting on top of her, but she was able to fight him off and run to an apartment for help. She was treated at the emergency room.
The man has not been identified and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Durant Crime Tip Line at 924-8845.
In other crime news, Officer Shane Walker investigated the burglary of a storage unit at A & A Storage, 1903 N. First Ave. The victim, Portia Weed, said that oil paintings, a 1900s rocking chair, two framed pictures, and a television were stolen for a loss of $800.
A man was arrested at Slaten Park Monday evening after he bought marijuana from an undercover Durant narcotics officer. According to the report, the man told an undercover officer he wanted to buy “illegal lettuce.” They met at the park and after the man gave the officer $40 and accepted the bag of marijuana, he was placed under arrest.
An alligator was taken into custody Wednesday evening. A deputy responded at 7:09 after a resident in the 200 block of Trail Ride Road in the Platter area called and said there was a three-foot long alligator in his yard. A deputy recovered the alligator.
Deputies have also investigated the following recent crimes:
- Two window air-conditioning units were stolen from Tom O’Berry’s rental home in the 20000 block of Highway 70, according to a report by Deputy John Ray Haislip. The house had been unoccupied.
- Scotty Wayne Hamilton told Deputy Windy Bridges that his car was stolen Tuesday evening from the Silo Baptist Church. The victim said his son parked the vehicle there while he went to the back of the church to mow grass and when he returned, the vehicle was gone.
- Numerous tools, a washer and dryer, furniture and other items were stolen out of a house in the 4400 block of Church Road in Mead. Coriene Riley, the victim, told Deputy Tim Harwood the house was being remodeled and that she had not been there in about a month.