North Carolina man and woman facing charges in connection with assault, carjacking of elderly woman

Published 7:09 pm Friday, April 15, 2022

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A North Carolina sheriff’s office has reported that two people accused of assaulting and carjacking a woman in the eastern part of the state have been apprehended.

Deputies with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to an assault and carjacking in New Bern. A 74-year-old woman told deputies she had been eating in her car when two people approached her and demanded that she get out. The woman refused, according to a news release, and then she was assaulted and taken from the car.

The woman is still under observation at a local hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

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Deputies issued warrants for Danny Lee Minor, 27, and Kimberly Elizabeth Woodell, 30, both from Asheboro. Minor and Woodell were found at a residence in Randolph County and taken into custody.

The two are in the Randolph County jail on felony charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, common law robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle and assault on a disabled person. Jail records don’t indicate whether they have an attorney.