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Police are investigating after a 62-year-old woman said she was assaulted by a man who accused her of stealing his drugs.
James City County Police arrested 44-year-old Randy Emory Reed Wednesday after they were called to a local hospital, where they found the 62-year-old woman suffering from abrasions to her neck, multiple bruises and redness on her back, shoulder, stomach, thigh, chest and face and a laceration on her lip, Stephanie Williams with the James City County Police said.
The woman told police she was at a friend’s home off Pocahontas Trail Tuesday night when Reed accused her of stealing drugs from him. Reed is alleged to have held the woman in the home for about four hours, demanding she return the drugs. He then punched and choked her, Williams said.
Another woman who was present in the house attempted to call police, but Reed knocked the phone out of her hand and prevented her from leaving, police said.
The 62-year-old woman was able to escape after another person came to the door.
Reed now faces two felony counts of abduction, one felony count of malicious wounding and one felony count of strangulation.
He was arrested Wednesday morning and was denied bond Thursday.
Police said the case is still under investigation.