The Fort Payne Police Department reports a home invasion occurred Sunday evening.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on April 28, the department received a call that a black male subject had entered a residence without permission on the 600 block of Grand Avenue NW. Chief Randy Bynum said the suspect allegedly struck the resident in the head and leg with a hammer, according to the homeowner.
After arriving on the scene and gathering more information, the male subject was identified as Corderra Undraus Dupree, 28, of Fort Payne.
The victim told police Dupree entered the residence and said he was looking for someone. The homeowner said they did not know his wife and she was not in the residence. The victim said they were then struck in the head and leg with a claw hammer by the suspect.
Dupree was arrested on the scene and taken to the Fort Payne Police Department for processing and later transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center. His charges include Burglary 1st degree and Assault 2nd degree. Dupree’s bond was set at $50,000 fort he burglary and $25,000 for the assault.