Woman, 85, attacked at Oregon adult care home; 1 arrested

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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 10:22 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police in Medford, Oregon, say an 85-year-old female resident of an adult foster care home was smashed in the face with a brick and choked before a passer-by intervened to help her. Police arrested a 65-year-old man who also lives at the home.

Lt. Mike Budreau says the woman was taken to a hospital with significant facial injuries. He calls it "a very bizarre" and unprovoked attack.

Budreau says the woman lives at the home as a companion for a family member. She was outside gardening when she was attacked Wednesday. A 25-year-old woman who was driving by stopped and intervened. That woman called 911 and helped the victim until aid arrived.

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Police say James Charles Lowman was booked into jail for investigation of attempted murder, second-degree assault and strangulation, with bail set at $2 million. Budreau says the victim and the arrested man did not know each other well.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/