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Suspects arrested after woman beaten with baseball bat in Asheboro

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Joshua Lapree Padgett and Rebecca Irene Parham

ASHEBORO, N.C. – A man and woman face charges after a woman in Asheboro was beaten with a baseball bat.

Joshua Lapree Padgett, 27, of Asheboro, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Asheboro police said officers were called to a home in the 1300 block of Little Gate Drive at about 1:12 a.m. Friday in reference to a family fight.

Arriving officers found the victim sitting at the end of the driveway with blood streaming down her face, according to police.

The victim told officers that the male suspect assaulted her with a baseball bat and stole cash from her.

The suspect had ran off, but was found after a Randolph County deputy responded to the scene with a K-9.

The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is being treated for injuries to her head and both arms.

An alleged accomplice in the crime, 18-year-old Rebecca Irene Parham of Asheboro, faces charges of aiding and abetting an armed robbery and felony aiding and abetting.

Padgett was jailed under a $250,000 secured bond and Parham a $125,000 secured bond.