Chief Randy Bynum said that the caller of the residence stated that a black male subject had entered their residence without permission and struck the home owner in the head and leg with a hammer. Officers arrived on scene and gathered information of the male subject identified as 28 year old Corderra Undraus Dupree of Fort Payne.
The victim stated that Mr. Dupree entered their residence and advised he was looking for his wife Freda. The victims stated to subject that they did not know his wife and that she was not at the residence.
The victim then stated suspect was holding a claw hammer and used it to strike him in the head and leg. On scene officers consulted with on scene investigators and the decision was made to arrest Mr. Dupree on charges of Burglary 1st degree and Assault 2nd degree.
Mr. Dupree was arrested and taken to Fort Payne Police Department for processing then transported to the Dekalb County Detention Center. Bond was set at $50,000 for the burglary and $25,000 for the assault.