Tire Iron Assault Suspect Caught During Traffic Stop

Police said a traffic stop lead them to a man wanted for assaulting his ex-girlfriend with a tire iron.

Kinston Police said on Tuesday night, they found 39-year-old Laneil Fields during routine police work.

Police said Fields was wanted for a violent assault on his ex-girlfriend.

Investigators said the man punched his ex-girlfriend, stabbed her, and hit her with a tire iron on Sunday. The victim was taken to the hospital.

Police said Fields has an extensive criminal history.

Fields has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and put in jail under a $50,000 bond.