Man charged after ‘horrific assault’ at NC assisted living home

Deputies charged 40-year-old Jacob Douglas Carpenter of Shelby with Attempted 1st Degree Murder...
Deputies charged 40-year-old Jacob Douglas Carpenter of Shelby with Attempted 1st Degree Murder after a woman was assaulted at Cedarbrook Residential.(McDowell County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:25 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:26 AM EDT
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NEBO, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said a man is in custody after a woman was violently assaulted at an assisted living home in July.

Deputies were called to Cedarbrook Residential Center in Nebo on July 10 where deputies say a resident suffered a severe head injury.

The woman was transported to Mission Hospital.

Investigators say they uncovered video evidence of the assault leading to the arrest of another resident, 40-year-old Jacob Douglas Carpenter.

Sheriff Ricky Buchanan described it as a “senseless and horrific assault.”

Carpenter, charged with attempted murder, was granted a $400,000 bond.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that Cedarbrook Residential is a licensed adult care home with a three-star rating certificate.