Ar­rests made in as­sault

Both sus­pects ar­rested in nearby county, held with­out bond

The Progress-Index - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

HOPEWELL — Po­lice re­sponded to the 1900 block of War­ren Ave. at about 12:17 p.m. on Satur­day, April 14 by a woman scream­ing for help and bleed­ing heav­ily from her face and head.

The pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the woman had been in the area to look at rent­ing an apart­ment when she made con­tact with two peo­ple, later iden­ti­fied as Michael L. Brun­son, age 35 of Prince Ge­orge County, and Chris­tine Hol­l­i­day, age 32 of Peters­burg.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial re­ports, the vic­tim was ac­quainted with one of these in­di­vid­u­als. When Hol­l­i­day at­tempted to steal the vic­tim’s phone, the two women got into a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion. Then, Hol­l­i­day and Brun­son both as­saulted the vic­tim, robbed her and fled the area in a ve­hi­cle.

Emer­gency per­son­nel re­sponded to the scene to as­sist the vic­tim who was sub­se­quently trans­ported to John Ran­dolph Med­i­cal Cen­ter for fur­ther treat­ment. As of Mon­day, she con­tin­ues to re­ceive treat­ment at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal to re­cover from her in­juries.

War­rants were sub­se­quently is­sued for the sus­pects for Rob­bery and Ma­li­cious Wound­ing. Shortly af­ter the at­tack, the sus­pects were ar­rested in Colo­nial Heights on un­re­lated charges as well as the out­stand­ing Hopewell charges.

They are cur­rently be­ing held with­out bond at River­side Re­gional Jail pend­ing ar­raign­ment.

Hol­l­i­day

Brun­son

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