Four people are under arrest after deputies say they broke into a home a beat those inside.
Carteret County deputies say it appears the attack was done in retaliation because of a problem with the victims last year.
The break-in and attack happened in Gloucester.
Charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, 1st degree burglary and conspiracy are Christopher Held of Newport, Joseph Costa of Gloucester, Charles Cartwright of Gloucester and Megan Martinez of Atlantic.
All four suspects were jailed under a $70,000 combined bond.