Buncombe County Sheriff Deputies arrested a Leicester man in connection with an early morning home invasion where an elderly female was severely beaten.
Twenty One year old Coty Dustin Surrett of 140 Hayes Cove Road was charged with 1st Degree Burglary and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with intent to Kill after deputies responded to Robinson Cove Road in Leicester around 3:50 this morning after receiving a call from an elderly female that she had been beaten in her residence.
Investigators say Surrett entered the victim’s residence and beat the sixty one year old numerous times with a blunt object. After the suspect left, the victim was able to leave her residence and go to a neighbor’s where a 911 call was made. Deputies responding to the area found Surrett walking on the road a short time later and placed him in custody.
Surrett is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $55,000 secured bond.