High Point man accused of beating, robbing 90-year-old woman in her home

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Marcus Dashawn Rorie, 31, of High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police have arrested a High Point man accused of assaulting and robbing a 90-year-old woman inside her home in Thomasville.

Marcus Dashawn Rorie, 31, has been charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, kidnapping and breaking and entering.

Thomasville police said the crime happened around 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at a home on Unity Street.

The elderly victim went outside to water her garden and returned to find the suspect hiding behind her chair in her home, according to police.

The suspect allegedly knocked the victim down with her chair and beat her with it. He then allegedly stole money from her pocket book and put her in a room.

“I prayed right then and there and I guess that’s the reason I’m here today, I don’t know,” the victim told FOX8 in a previous report.

The victim said she waited until the suspect left and then called 911. Authorities said she needed stitches in her leg and had bruises on her face.

"It's just amazing what this world is coming to," said neighbor Jim Weathers. "It's sad that people have so little care for human life that doing that to somebody now a days means nothing."

The suspect is currently in the Davidson County jail on unrelated charges. He has been previously convicted of various other charges, according to public records.

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