Sheriff: Woman Attacks Man With Axe Handle

A Halifax County woman is behind bars after sheriff deputies say she attacked a man with an axe handle.

It happened Saturday morning in the Scotland Neck area.

Lawmen say when they arrived they saw Wilma Crandall holding an axe handle and the male victim was bleeding from the head and arm.

Crandall is in jail with no bond and the victim was taken to a community hospital to be treated.

Here is how the information came to WITN from the Halifax's Sheriff's Office:

In the early morning hours of 08-15-09 Deputy Buford White responded to an Assault in the Scotland Neck area of Halifax County. When Deputy White arrived he found the residents fighting in the house. The victim was bleeding from the head and the arm. The female, Wilma Crandall was holding an axe handle. Halifax County EMS transported the victim to Our Community Hospital where he was treated for his wounds. Deputy White took Crandall into custody and she was later charged with Assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. Crandall was placed into the Halifax County Jail under no bond with a court date of 09-08-09.


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  • by Ken Location: Grimesland on Aug 16, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    What she do that for?
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Aug 16, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    Could be self defense and she wanted to even the odds. We don't know the details but the guy could have deserved what he got.
  • by mike Location: north carolina on Aug 15, 2009 at 08:00 PM
    He will live as long as she didn't hit him on his heal
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