Woman attacked by man with stun gun while running in Williamsburg

Posted at 8:31 AM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-01 20:08:13-04
Christopher Parris Cabral

Christopher Parris Cabral

Williamsburg, Va. - A 31-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly trying to rob a woman and shock her using a stun gun.

Williamsburg Police say they responded to the 3000 block of Richmond Road around 6:00 a.m. for a reported assault.

The victim reported that she was running along the road when a man grabbed her from behind. The victim immediately began fighting with the man in an attempt to get away. It was then that the man reportedly tried to use a stun gun to shock the victim.

During the struggle, the man ordered the victim to be quiet and told her all he wanted was money. The victim continued to fight before eventually breaking away. The man then ran away toward's Captain George's.

"I think the young lady in this particular case was remarkable that she did fight and she save herself from the attacker, from the assault," says Major Greg Riley with the Williamsburg Police Department.

A James City County Police officer patrolling the area found a black pickup truck behind the restaurant with a person matching the man's description inside.

He was identified as 31-year-old Christopher Parris Cabral. The victim identified him as her attacker.

Cabral was arrested at the scene and charged with Assault, Strangulation, Malicious Wounding, Abduction, Attempted Robbery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Possession of Marijuana.

He is being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

NewsChannel 3 also learned that Cabral is a registered sex offender convicted in Texas back in 2005 for the aggravated assault of a child.