Bedford County authorities jailed a Roanoke man on charges that he attacked and severely injured a female real estate agent as she was conducting an open house Saturday in Huddleston.
Dustin Robert Holdren, 34, was being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
Bedford County’s 911 center received a call from the victim of the attack at 1:53 p.m., according to a release from the Bedford County sheriff’s office. The release identified the location of the open house as Mariners Landing.
It did not identify the woman or the hospital treating her.
A GoFundMe page had raised $63,000 as of Sunday evening to defray the cost of her medical bills. “We can’t take away her physical and mental pain, but we can be here to make her feel safe without financial worry,” wrote Teresa Grant, another real estate agent, who created the page.
Editor's Note: This article was updated to remove the victim's name on June 24 after authorities announced additional charges of robbery and attempted rape were being filed in the case. The Roanoke Times does not name victims of suspected sexual assault without their permission.