BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Detectives in Bessemer have charged a man with robbery and assault for allegedly attacking an 80-year-old woman and stabbing her after she refused to give up her purse.
57-year-old Terrance Daniels was charged with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault. He has been transferred to the Jefferson County Jail on a $45,000 bond.
An 80-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times after she refused to give up her purse during a reported carjacking attempt in Bessemer Tuesday.
According to the Bessemer Police Department, the carjacking occurred at a Walmart parking lot around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the woman “stood her ground and did not give in to the suspect’s demands.” During the carjacking, she suffered stab wounds to her leg and arm and was taken to UAB West for treatment.
Officers were able to locate the suspect nearby using security camera footage and he was arrested on first-degree robbery and assault charges. His identity is being withheld until charges are filed.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for further treatment of her injuries. No other information has been released at this time.