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Police seek assault suspect they say attacked blind victim
Tracy Wigfall - photo by Special
    Statesboro Police are seeking help from citizens in locating a man they said assaulted a blind victim and his daughter with a board and other weapons before robbing them.
    The male victim is in stable condition at Savannah’s  Memorial Health University Medical Center recovering from extensive head injuries, police said.
    Maj. J. R. Holloway said Tracey Wigfall, 35, with a last known address being on Pine Street in Statesboro, is charged with burglary, robbery by sudden snatch and two counts of aggravated assault after viciously attacking a 55-year-old blind man and his 40-year-old daughter at their Johnson Street home Monday night.
    “Obviously this aggravated assault on an elderly, blind citizen was perpetrated by a coward,” said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson. “We intend to use all resources at our disposal to apprehend Mr. Wigfall.”
    Holloway said Det. Ken Scott and Officer Craig Coleman responded to the Johnson Street home, launched an investigation and identified Wigfall as the offender.
    “Mr. Wigfall broke the front door of the victims’ residence ... took cash and other items and attacked the (woman and her disabled father) with a plank of wood and other household items,” Holloway said. “Both victims were transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for treatment and then the father was transported to ( Savannah) for severe head trauma.”
    Wigfall is also currently wanted on domestic violence charges in an unrelated case, he said. “Wigfall is known to frequent Pine Street and West Main Street in Statesboro.”
    Anyone with information regarding Wigfall’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (912) 764-1542 or the police department’s main line at 764-9911. “Information  that is provided will be held in strict confidence,” he said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 489-9414.  
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