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Man Strikes Several People In Onslow County With A Hammer

A caller told Onslow County Sheriff's Deputies a large number of people were fighting and someone was hit in the head with a hammer.

It happened on Riggs Road in Hubert around 8 p.m.

When police arrived they found 23 year-old Ronnie Guthrie Jr tied up on the ground and completely restrained by others.

EMS responded to the scene and had to treat several people for serious injuries that were consistent with being struck with both ends of a hammer.

Guthrie is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

His bond was set at 20,000 dollars and his first court appearance will be Monday morning.

An investigation is ongoing.

No updates on the condition of the victims are available at this time.

Here is the release from the Sheriff's Office:

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office was called to respond to the Jumping Run Mud Bog on Riggs Road in Hubert Saturday night. The call for service came at around 8:00pm. The person who called the incident in to the dispatchers said that a large number of people were fighting and that someone had been hit in the head with a hammer.
Numerous deputies responded to the call and found the suspect tied up on the ground and completely restrained by others involved.
EMS responded to the scene and had to treat several people for serious injuries that were consistent with being struck with both ends of a hammer.
Detectives arrived on scene to interview witnesses and to collect evidence. The Sheriff's Office was able to collect multiple weapons at the scene that were consistent with the wounds that were found on the victims.
Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses, victims, and possible suspects. The investigation will continue into this week.
So far, detectives have arrested one person in connection with the assaults at the business.
Ronnie Guthrie Jr.
152 Loy Avenue
Jacksonville, NC
White/Male
23 years old
Charged with:
2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury
Bond is $20,000
His first court appearance will be Monday morning in District Court.
No updates on the condition of the victims are available at this time.


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