MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Grahamwood man was arrested after he allegedly raped his neighbor before pouring bug spray down her throat, stabbing her so badly her voice box was showing.
Norman Hudson was charged with attempted murder, aggravated rape, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping and illegal possession of a credit/debit card.
On Wednesday, the victim had just returned to her home after dropping off her kids at school when she noticed that Hudson was next to her home. After being told that he was looking for something, the woman turned to unlock her door.
That's when the 58-year-old allegedly pushed his way inside. He grabbed a knife from the kitchen, forced her clothes off and then assaulted her, police said.
But the reported attack didn't end there.
The victim said Hudson hit her in the head and face causing severe injuries and stabbed her in the neck exposing her larynx. This all before he allegedly poured ant and roach spray down her throat.
Hudson then forced the woman to give him her bank card PIN which he later used to get money out of her account.
The suspect was arrested later that day and booked into the Shelby County Jail.
As for the victim, officers said she had to undergo surgery for the wound to her throat.
Hudson has been arrested for another violent attack.
Twelve years ago, a man told police Hudson broke into his home, held a knife to his neck and stabbed him, demanding money. In that case the man's dog attacked Hudson and he ran from the home.
Hudson denied he was involved in the crime.
As detectives began their investigation, a man nearby says they talked to him, asking him if he saw a man walking down the street with marks on his face.
"Police officer said that she clawed him," said the man, who did not want to be identified.