Arrest Made After Homeowner Beaten With Shotgun

A Swansboro man is accused of breaking into a home and assaulting the homeowner with a shotgun.

Derek Ka'ai was arrested today in charges of felony breaking and entering, felony conspiracy to break and enter and felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Deputies say the assault and break-in happened December 17th. Andrew Daley was treated for a fractured nose and numerous cuts and abrasions to his head and face by the attack.

Ka'ai is being held on a $32,000 secured bond and deputies say additional arrests are forthcoming.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    Please don't call a person a MAN who is accused of such a crime. Not every male is worthy of being called a MAN! And Yes, not every female is worthy of being called a Lady!
  • by armed on Dec 30, 2011 at 01:57 PM
    Does anyone know if the shotgun was taken from the hands of the man beaten with it? I would hope not.
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