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Teen wakes up in hospital after baseball bat attack at Chesterfield stoplight

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 22:45:14-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The last thing that 18-year-old Damon Peregoy said he remembers about Monday night was that he pulled up to a stoplight at the intersection of Centralia and Chester Roads.

Then he woke up in the VCU Medical trauma bay.

Damon, a recent L.C. Bird High School graduate, was on his way to grab some food when the attack happened.

"I went to WAWA to get a sandwich and I’m still mad I didn't get to eat it."

Whoever attacked him is still unknown at this time, and police believe that a baseball bat was used.

Damon

Damon

While police search for his attacker, Damon will have to endure several facial surgeries -- and has months of recovery ahead of him.

"My nose is broken, several spots here by my nasal cavity; up here on my forehead my eye socket is broken and a jaw fracture,” Damon said.

His mother said that CT scans show Damon has a depressed frontal skull fracture, orbital fracture of the eye, multiple breaks of his nose, broken frontal sinus cavity, broken sphenoid sinus cavity, broken ethmoid sinus cavity (these two sinus cavities are deep in the skull and sit behind the eyes) a displaced jaw due to all the swelling, the jaw is pressing on the ear canal causing a laceration.

Surveillance video from Patton’s Auto and Tire, though grainy, shows Peregoy pull up and then the suspect gets out what could be a Pontiac G-6.

Police said that when Damon tried to escape, there was another accident.

"I don't remember, but I was told I went through the intersection and hit an oncoming car, but I don't remember,” he said.

The last thing that 18-year-old Damon Peregoy said he remembers on Monday night, is pulling up to a stoplight at the intersection of Centralia and Chester Roads.

The last thing that 18-year-old Damon Peregoy said he remembers on Monday night, is pulling up to a stoplight at the intersection of Centralia and Chester Roads.

Police need help to solve this crime, and hope for help since a lot of drivers were out at the time.

"If you saw anything, please call Crime Solvers, don't take matters into your own hands,” his mother said. “This was a malicious and senseless attack."

Damon went home Thursday and is resting. He faces more surgery, to repair his sinus cavities.

His family started a fundraising account online to help with his medical expenses.

Contact Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660 if you can help.