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Burglar attacks man with oxygen tank
Victim nearly beaten to death, police say
Chase Whitney White is charged with aggravated assault and other charges.
A man faces charges after he beat a man and left him for dead during a home invasion robbery.The alleged perpetrator, Chase Whitney White, 29, is charged with aggravated assault, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated burglary, theft and violation of probation. He is being held under $350,000 bond awaiting his Feb. 24 hearing date.Police say White broke into the Adams Street home of acquaintance Michael Jones, 58, while the victim was asleep.“Mr. Jones awoke after being hit in the head by an oxygen tank,” said McMinnville police investigator Marty Cantrell, noting Jones is on oxygen due to health problems. “He hit him several more times and he fell unconscious.”The victim laid unconscious in his bed for at least eight hours after the assault.“The assault happened sometime around 4 a.m.,” the detective revealed.