Man Wanted In North Carolina Found In Roswell, New Mexico

A man wanted by North Carolina authorities has been found in Roswell, New Mexico.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they were investigating a domestic dispute back in November when William Whitehurst left the state.

Deputies got a report from Child Services, that a child had been assaulted at a home on Highway 32 North in Pinetown.

After an investigation, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office charged 34-year-old Whitehurst with assault by strangulation and misdemeanor child abuse.

After Whitehurst left the state, deputies say they listed him as a wanted person.

The suspect is currently being held without bond in New Mexico, awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.