An Assault With A Tire Iron Sends A New Bern Man To Jail

One man is in custody for assaulting another with a tire iron.

New Bern Police charged 46 year old Darrell Dewitt Ward with assault with inflicting injury.

Just before five yesterday evening, police arrived at the BP gas station on Neuse Boulevard and Chattawka Lane and found the victim with an injury to the head.

Witnesses say an alternation between store employees and several customers in the store broke out and the victim told them to leave.

But the argument continued outside.

Police say Ward went to his truck, grabbed a tire iron, hit the victim over the head then drove away.

Police tracked his vehicle, pulled him over and arrested him for assault plus D.W.I and driving with a revoked license.