Mayodan woman left bound after being attacked in sleep

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Rockingham County deputies say they found a Mayodan woman bound inside her home after a stranger reportedly attacked her in her sleep.

In a news release, deputies said they responded to 31-year-old Mary Arnold’s home on Thornton Road around 2:15 p.m. Monday after receiving a call from the victim’s husband.

James Arnold, 31, told deputies he had received a text from someone threatening to attack his wife earlier in the day. He and deputies arrived at the home at about the same time, according to Kevin Suthard, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived, they said they found Mary Arnold inside, partially clothed with her hands bound. She also had numerous cuts to her legs and upper body, which deputies said were minor.

Mary Arnold told deputies that an unknown man forced his way into her home, entered her bedroom and attacked her in her sleep. The suspect then fled at some point after the attack, the victim said.

The suspect was described only as a black male wearing gray pants and a black shirt.

No other details about the incident were provided.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating and deputies ask that anyone with information call Sgt. Grey Smith at (336) 634-3238.