PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman was attacked while jogging on the Silver Comet Trail in Paulding County Tuesday evening.
Paulding County Sheriff's spokesperson Ashley Henson said the attack happened on the bridge over Academy Drive at around 6:45 p.m. The 42-year-old victim told police she was heading east, toward Hiram, when a white man with dark hair grabbed her.
The victim's injuries were severe enough to require her to be taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital by Life Flight. Henson said she was beaten about the head and face, and drifted in and out of consciousness during the attack. She showed no signs of sexual assault.
After attacking the victim, the suspect dragged her into a wooded area. The woman managed to pull herself back onto the trail, where she was discovered by a bicyclist.
At this point, police do not have any indication the victim knew her attacker.