ROCKWELL, N.C. — A man has been arrested after police say he stomped on a 62-year-old woman’s head while posing as a federal agent.
Police say the woman was on her front porch near Old Beatty Ford Road in Rockwell Saturday around 6 a.m. when a man she didn’t recognize pulled up in a car.
The man got out of the vehicle and told the woman he was a bondsman and that he wanted to search her house for a person, according to officers.
The woman refused, then the man said he was a federal agent.
The woman told him she was going to call the sheriff’s office and that’s when she said the man pushed her to the ground and stomped on her head with his foot.
Police said he then stole her cell phone.
The man has been identified by investigators as Jimmy Ray Blackwell.
Police said Blackwell has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1981.
Investigators said he was recently released from prison after serving time for home invasion style robberies and kidnappings that involved elderly victims in 2007 in Rowan County.
Blackwell is currently in the Rowan County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.