WWII Veteran Assault Victim Reacts To Arrest

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 1/09 11:59 pm

Nearly three weeks after being knocked unconscious on his front porch, Ralph Covington’s bruises are healing.

But it wasn’t until Covington heard that police made an arrest in that assault investigation that he started recovering.

Lexington Police arrested Amanda Pergram this afternoon at a Speedway on North Broadway.

“Well it will change your lifestyle if you have this happen,” Covington said. “It changes the way you think and do things.”

Georgetown Police said Pergram showed up at Covington’s house nearly three weeks ago and was looking for money.

Covington said he thought she was a relative of his and gave her $40. However, when he refused to give in to her demand to give her more money, she hit him multiple times.

Officers said the WWII Veteran suffered a broken jaw, a concussion and needed stitches.

“Still sore,” the 90-year-old said. “And I've got a low grade fever where the bones are broken you know.”

Most of the veterans bruises have cleared up and his broken jaw is expected to heal within three to four weeks.

Covington put up extra lights on his front porch so he can see who is outside.

“You gotta queasy feelings in your stomach, and you can't sleep too well,” he said.

While Covington hopes to get an extra hour of sleep tonight, he said he still won’t be putting his guard down.

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