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Fort Payne police: Man broke into home, assaulted owner with hammer

Corderra Dupree

Police say the home invasion happened in the 600 block of Grand Avenue NW.

Posted: Apr 30, 2019 3:33 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2019 3:40 PM

Fort Payne police say a man was arrested for burglary and assault on April 28 after a home invasion.

Police say they received a call that day about a home invasion in the 600 block of Grand Avenue NW around 7:15 p.m. The caller told authorities a black male had entered their residence and hit the homeowner in the head and leg with a claw hammer.

When officers arrived to the home, the suspect was identified as Corderra Dupree, 28, from Fort Payne. The victim told police, when Dupree entered the home, he said he was looking for his wife, Freda. 

According to police, the victim told Dupree they did not know his wife and she was not at the home. Police say that's when the victim says Dupree used the claw hammer.

Dupree was arrested for burglary first-degree and assault second-degree. He was booked in the DeKalb County Detention Center. His bond was set at $50,000 for the burglary charge and $25,000 for the assault charge.

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