A felon with a long rap sheet was arrested this week after a surveillance camera caught him beating a 20-year-old cashier at a Dollar General store about 30 miles from Nashville, TN on Monday. It's an attack the local news station calls "savage":
Surveillance video shows Jeffery Neal enter the store and walk up to the cashier, a 20-year-old mother of three.
Lebanon police said the woman was attacked without warning and the 34-year-old Neal only demanded money after the fact.
Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen told Nashville's News 2 an assistant manager also in the store at the time placed the call to 911.
Manager: "A guy came in and started beating up my cashier. I was in the back, I heard her scream, and this black guy, I got him on tape, he comes in all the time, he came in and starts beating up on my cashier. "
911: "Do you need an ambulance?"
Manager: "Yes, I need an ambulance too. Yes, her face is all swelled up."
Neal was apprehended not long after the incident and booked into the Wilson County jail.
Chief Bowen said he has a long history of violence and was only recently released from prison on parole.
The cashier has not returned to work.