Trespassing Hunter Beat Up Landowner, Sheriff Says
December 1, 2011
Victim, 73, Treated For Facial Injuries
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, N.C. -- A 73-year-old farmer in Alleghany County
was beaten by a man who was hunting illegally on his property in the
Twin Oaks community, Alleghany County Sheriff David Edwards said.
Edwards said the victim, Edward Crouse, saw the suspect, 45-year-old
Stevie Daniels, trespassing on the property and confronted him about
6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Daniels attacked Crouse, beating him in the face, Edwards said.
Crouse was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to be treated for
He was listed in good condition Thursday afternoon.
Daniels was arrested at an in-law's house and charged with assault
inflicting serious injury.
Edwards said Daniels claimed he knew the victim, but Crouse told
deputies he didn't know Daniels.
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