UPDATE: KATV's Anne Pressly's family issues statement

UPDATE: KATV's Anne Pressly's family issues statement

A morning anchor for a Little Rock television station was found in her home early Monday suffering from life-threatening wounds.
The Stop the Violence group is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Pressly's attack.  If you would like to donate you can do so by stopping by any Regions Bank location.

KATV and Little Rock Police Department Crimestoppers have also set up a reward fund for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) involved in the attack of KATV Anchor/Reporter Anne Pressly.

Individuals may contribute to the reward fund at Arvest bank by visiting one of their 27 locations, wiring a donation, or donating online.

Individuals should request to donate to the Anne Pressly Reward Fund.

Anne Pressly's family statement

The family of Anne Pressly would like to thank all of you who have prayed for Anne and for us, for your visits, your calls and the many ways you've reached out to us at this very difficult time.

We are appreciative of the outpouring of love we've received - obviously out of your love for Anne. We are overwhelmed by your affection; the care Anne's physicians and nurses have given her, the diligence of the Little Rock Police Department in this investigation and local and national reporters who have respected our privacy.

Anne has a long struggle of recovery ahead of her. She is a fighter, a strong, healthy and physically fit young woman. We expect her to recover completely. We ask that you continue to pray for Anne and for us. We very much appreciate the blood donations that you've given in Anne's name. Rest assured that the sacrifice of your own blood will be used either to help Anne or to help someone else who needs it.

Now our family needs private time. Please respect our wishes and give us time to heal as a family - privately - without visitors. We will issue statements as Anne's condition improves. Today Anne is in critical but stable condition.

The Family of Anne Pressly

Neighbor reacts to news of Pressly

Channel Seven anchor Anne Pressly is in the hospital after someone beat her in her home. Little Rock police say Pressly has life threatening injuries. Right now they don't know who attacked her and investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Anne Pressly was last heard from between 9:30 and 10:30 Sunday night after being out with co-workers. Police say her mother couldn't reach her on the phone so she went to Anne's house around 4:30am.  She found her daughter lying in bed, bleeding from severe wounds. Anne's neighbors are praying she pulls through.

"[I’m] sick, I wanted to throw up, I wanted to throw up," says neighbor Joey Sabb.

Little Rock police came to Joey Sabb's door early Monday morning asking if he had heard any commotion from next door. That's when Sabb found out someone beat his neighbor, KATV news anchor, Anne Pressly in here home.

"I just love her. How can you not love her, just raised right, trained right, got good morals never saw her with a bad crowd, first class girl and this happens," says Sabb.

Little Rock police spokesperson Sgt. Cassandra Davis says Pressly's mother called her early Monday morning and couldn't reach so she came over and found Anne lying in bed bleeding.

She’s now in serious condition at a local hospital. Investigators say it doesn't look like anyone forced their way inside Pressly's home. Although her purse is missing they aren't sure if this was a random robbery of if the person targeted Pressly.

"We do not have any police reports on file for miss Pressly. We are talking with neighbors, friends and co-workers to see if there was a person who had an unusual interest in Ms. Pressly whether good or bad,” Davis said.
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