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Woman injured, man arrested over alleged assault

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Joshua Vandyke, 29, of Richlands Joshua Vandyke, 29, of Richlands
Joshua Vandyke, 29, of Richlands Joshua Vandyke, 29, of Richlands
RICHLANDS, Va (WVVA)-- A woman is injured in a domestic assault.

It happened on Roberts Street in Richlands at 7:30 Tuesday evening.

Richlands Police Chief Frank Dorton told WVVA that police arrested the man pictured at left, identified as Joshua Vandyke, 29, of Richlands.

Dorton says Vandyke used his hands and feet to beat Candace Honaker, 55, of Richlands, who was visiting his home at the time.

Another man attempted to stop Vandyke during the altercation, but police say Vandyke attacked him as well.

Honaker suffered head injuries and was flown out to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment. Chief Dorton says she was released Wednesday.

Police are still investigating the possible motive. 

Vandyke is charged with aggravated malicious wounding as well as assault and battery after the attack.  He was arrested and taken to Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell. 

Police say there were rumors flying around the community involving a potential shooting or stabbing, but none of those are true. Dorton says there is no person at large, and the public is not in any danger. 
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