Sherwood Shores woman seriously injured in attack

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A Grayson County woman is in serious condition after authorities say she was assaulted in own her home overnight. A friend tells News 12 the victim suffered a broken nose, jaw and shoulder among other injuries. Investigators say they do have a possible suspect they are questioning.

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says a 68-year-old grandmother was assaulted at a home in the 100th block of Friar Tuck Dr. in Sherwood Shores overnight. Authorities say she called 911 around 7:30 Tuesday morning.

"There's a lot of blood in the house. Looks like a pretty good struggle took place. I'm not sure how long the struggle lasted, but it looks like it went on for quite some time," Lt. Wheeler said.

"I found her in a pool of blood, beaten severely," 'Jane' said.

A woman who we will call 'Jane', to protect her identity, says she is a close friend of the victim and received a phone call from her around 7:00 a.m.

"She told me to rush right over and to bring my keys and to hurry because she'd been beaten up," 'Jane' said.

'Jane' says when she got to the home she could not believe the condition her friend was in.

"I almost thought she was dead. Her head was the size of a basketball completely black. Her eyes were swollen shut. Her whole body, torso was swollen three times the size," 'Jane' said.

Lt. Ricky Wheeler, with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, says the woman was flown to a Plano hospital in serious condition.

"She's undergoing some tests and will probably be hospitalized for a couple of days. It's not life threatening injures at this time," Lt. Wheeler said.

Lt. Wheeler says they are trying to figure out if the woman knew the suspect, but 'Jane' says her friend believes she knows who the attacker is.

"Who knows what motivated, you know, a person to do this to her, but she's in very very bad shape and she needs to be prayed for," 'Jane' said.

The victim is not being identified. Again, authorities say they have a person of interest in the case. They are not releasing his name, but say they are awaiting a DNA and arrest warrant.


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