Woman Beaten With Hammer

Greenville Police are looking for a man who they say struck a female in the head several times with a hammer early Sunday morning.

According to officers they responded to a domestic assault call at the Horizinn on S. Memorial Drive in Greenville. They found the victim, 46 year old Regina Draughon, had been struck several times in the head with a hammer. She was alert and conscious at the time and was transported to PCMH.

Police are now looking for the suspect 35 year old Durand McCollum Jr. on warrants for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Police say McCollum is a black male, approximately 5'8", 130 lbs. and he was last seen driving a blue Dodge Intrepid.

If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact police.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 at 06:27 PM
    What is wrong with these crazy people... Dope is suppose
  • by William on Oct 18, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    I know 1 or 2 yrs ago the police found a meth lad in one of the rooms. The name at the time was Red Carpet Inn.
  • by Horizinn Location: greenville on Oct 18, 2010 at 05:37 AM
    That Horizinn is nothing but trouble. It should be shut down. It is an eyesore, and a magnet for crime.
  • by Steve Location: Grifton on Oct 18, 2010 at 04:23 AM
    It is possible that a percentage of the crime and and general amount of social ills in the area are due to people not getting mental haelth services that the county once offered to the community. We get what we pay for in other words. Now the police are having to do a lot of what Pitt County mental Health services used to offer. No excuse though for whats going on in Greenville,people need to take responsibility for their actions.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 at 03:35 AM
    Sounds like anon@7:19PM needs to go to the services he/she mentioned.
  • by Disgusted Location: Pitt County on Oct 17, 2010 at 09:34 PM
    The mental health privatization was in accordance with 'State Plan" and is not a local problem. Howver, it IS a problem, and it is not being properly addressed. I imagine that some counties are working to reinstitute needed services, but the local management entity (LME) we have in this county is NOT interested. People who ARE interested can try complaining to ECBH (East Carolina Behavioral Health) which is the local LME, but nothing will happen. You might try the County commissioners, and get about the same. Someone needs to figure out how to kick some butt about this!
  • by Donna Location: Williamston on Oct 17, 2010 at 09:04 PM
    Police officers and magistrates need to listen to these women there are too many women getting beat on and not enough women magistrates that understand how it is to be overpowered by someone. My daughter was put in jail this weekend because the magistrates thought it was more important to protect a violent person than justice being done. He may have been doing his job as he saw it but all he did was make one more domestic violence mistake. You men better think about your daughters or your nieces and mothers and sisters because you never know what could happen if they met the wrong man. We all like to think that ours will never be anything but perfect but you might remember this situation if it ever happens and then it will be too late to have done your jobs. Do your jobs and at least give people enough curtesy to hear their side. It's never right to think you are above the rest of us because I believe we all came from the same people and one day you might have saved an innocent child.
  • by Rightwing Location: Greenville, NC on Oct 17, 2010 at 07:33 PM
    The city council can't keep criminals from being criminals.
  • by anon on Oct 17, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    I've noticed that when Pitt County privatized their mental health services eith years ago all kinds of chaos has been gradually building in Greenville.
  • by Superdave Location: Greenville on Oct 17, 2010 at 02:17 PM
    City council can't change people. Only God can!!
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