- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Richmond County have arrested a recent parolee after investigators say he cut off a man’s ear and severed some of his fingers in an attack on Mother’s Day.

The Daily Journal of Richmond County reports (https://bit.ly/1AUjsys ) the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to a call found 27-year-old Andrae Jovan Stradford beating another man.

Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Childers said Stradford struggled with deputies and was restrained. Childers said investigators determined Stradford severed the man’s fingers and ear and also injured the victim’s eye.

Stradford, who was released from Central Prison in Raleigh prison on May 4, faces several charges, including malicious maiming and assault on a government official. He is being held under an $850,000 secured bond at the Richmond County Detention Center. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

Stradford served less than half of a maximum four-year prison sentence for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to state prison system records. He was convicted of the Robeson County assault on Sept. 17, 2013 and began serving his sentence the same day. Stradford’s parole was scheduled to end on May 3, 2016, N.C. Division of Adult Correction records show.

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Information from: Richmond County Daily Journal, https://yourdailyjournal.com

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