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Woman assaulted with prosthetic leg

A woman declined to press charges after she was assaulted with her own prosthetic leg Wednesday morning.

Winchester Police Capt. Harvey Craycraft said officers were called to a residence on East Broadway Street at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday after a woman said she was assaulted by a male acquaintance.

“He pulled her prosthetic leg off and hit her around the head and face,” Craycraft said.

The alleged assailant had left before officers arrived, he said. The woman declined medical attention and chose not to press charges at this point, he said.

Craycraft said it seems officers have been responding to more domestic calls in recent days, as more people have been staying home to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

“It’s kind of early, but it does seem we are getting calls to residences for disturbances,” he said. “These are happening more and more. There’s no place to congregate.”

Craycraft suggested people get out of the house as they can and feel comfortable, whether it’s just getting outside or going to a park, unless they in isolation or under quarantine.

“The governor makes a good point,” Craycraft said. “Go outside. Just because you’re at home, it doesn’t mean you have to stay inside.

“Get out of the house. Just limit your distance from people.”