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Walton man credited with saving woman's life during stabbing

Royce Fogle, who works at Walton's Halfway Cafe, said on Sunday night he heard a woman scream and went outside to find the woman being attacked in front of the Walton Store.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 6:33 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2018 6:34 PM

WALTON, Ore. -- Many in Walton are calling one resident a hero after he helped a woman who was being stabbed Sunday night.

Royce Fogle, who works at Walton's Halfway Cafe and lives nearby, said he heard a woman scream and went outside to find the woman being attacked by a man in front of the Walton Store. He said  he rushed toward the attack without even thinking and yelled at the man until he drove off.

"Hopefully most people would have done the same thing," said Fogle, who declined to do an on-camera interview.

RELATED: Walton stabbing victim shares story of survival

The victim, Adrienne Wurts, said she was stabbed over a dozen times. While she remembers Fogle tackling her attacker, she said if it wasn't for him getting involved, she would have died.

"They saved my life. They really did," Wurts said. "The gentlemen who came first -- if it weren't for him, tackling him, I know I wouldn't of made it."

Fogle said he thought of chasing after the car but instead decided to stay with the victim. He said he and others gave her first aid until first responders arrived 30 minutes later.

Fogle's boss, Bobbi Bond, said she's not surprised he would put himself in harm's way to save someone else's life.

"I'm very proud that he was here to help her out and run to her rescue," Bond said. "That's the type of guy Royce is."

MORE: Man accused of stabbing woman in Walton

Police later arrested David Lucious for the attack near the California border and have charged him with attempted murder. Wurts said she hopes to be released from the hospital on Friday. Her family has set up a donation account to help get her back on her feet when she is released from the hospital. To donate, click here.

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