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Fund set for Parker

A fundraiser has been established to help supplement funds for an 82-year-old woman who was robbed and assaulted Jan. 5.

Virginia Hoag, one of the organizers of the fundraiser, said the victim, Barbara Parker, had to have plastic surgery on her face as well as surgery on both of her hands.

“She has a plate in her right hand and seven pins in her left hand,” Hoag said. “She’s a diabetic, so I don’t know about her healing process.”

Hoag said Parker is in The Summit, a rehabilitation center in Lynchburg.

“(She) probably cannot go home again,” Hoag said. “… Two of her daughters live in upstate New York and her son lives near (Washington), D.C.”

She said they don’t know what will happen to her.

“The community has set up the fund for her,” Hoag said.

According to a press release, Adrain Maurice Chambers and Larisa Lee Wright were arrested shortly after midnight Jan. 5 for the assault and robbery after the Buckingham County Emergency Communication Center received a call at approximately 7:19 p.m. on Jan. 4.

Police found Parker suffering from head trauma and subsequently transported her to the hospital for further care.

“Deputies with the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office developed several possible suspects as well as a vehicle involved,” police said. “Shortly after midnight, a deputy with the sheriff’s office spotted the in-question vehicle and initiated a traffic stop with the assistance of Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.” Police said that both Chambers and Wright had felony warrants issued against them to include aggravated malicious wounding, robbery, obtain without consent a credit card, credit card fraud and receive goods or services in violation of credit card fraud.

Those interested in contributing to Parker may do so by depositing funds in The Barbara Parker Fund at any Farmers Bank. Donations may be mailed to The Farmers Bank, P.O. Box 697, Dillwyn, VA 23936. According to an announcement by Glenda Hackett and George “Skip” Hoag, contributions will aid Parker in paying her medical and living expenses.