Man Charged For Assault At Child Hit By Car Accident Scene

Police say the man who punched a driver whose car hit a child in Sharpsburg is being charged.

Michael Jones, age 21, is accused of punching the driver, Moses Blount, in the mouth, and also punching another bystander at the scene in the nose.

The child in the May 2nd accident is okay. The toddler was released from the hospital with five stitches, bumps and bruises. No charges are being filed against Blount.

Police say Blount was back out of a parking space at a Sharpsburg apartment complex when the child was hit.



Previous Story, from May 3:

A one-year-old child was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after being run over by a car.

Police say the driver, Moses Blount, was backing out of a parking space at the Pine Grove Apartments in Sharpsburg when he heard people shouting and running to his car.

Police say Blount got out of his car to find he had accidentally run over a one-year-old. Lawmen say Blount was then assaulted by a resident of the apartment complex. Police say they found a large crowd when they arrived on scene.

The child was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital by helicopter.
Late Sunday, WITN learned the toddler was released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital with five stitches and scrapes and bruises.

Sharpsburg is located between Rocky Mount and Wilson on Highway Highway 301. The town is located where Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties meet, and residents live in all three counties.

Sharpsburg police say the case is under investigation, with no charges filed at this time. The District Attorney's office will be working with police. The accident was handled by the NC Highway Patrol, Wilson County Sheriff's Office and Sharpsburg Police Department and the Sharpsburg Fire Department. The Sharpsburg Police Chief says charges are probable in the assault on Blount after the accident.


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  • by Say What? Location: Twilight Zone on May 17, 2009 at 12:05 AM
    WHAT kind of title is that? The fact that this sort of thing actually appears in print astounds me. Fix that title, WITN, for the sake of all writers everywhere.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on May 16, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    This is how some people solve their problems. Auto accident....beat somebody. Got no job....beat somebody. Wife or girlfriend made me mad....beat somebody. Yeah, the kid was obviously not properly supervised and very lucky he wasn't hurt worse. Maybe children's services should investigate.
  • by to sally from teacher Location: in a 3rd grade class on May 13, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    I hear all the time..."My baby would never do that!" Never say what your child won't do. No one is perfect. If your child is being raised as you say, he or she will be afraid to take risks in life. They won't have any dreams because they will be living out your dreams. Lighten up mom. Your statement will probably come back to bite you.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on May 12, 2009 at 02:35 PM
    Good,I am happy they are Charging him. That was no way to handle things.
  • by Just Rewards on May 12, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    HAHA. He got mad and hit somebody because he could not control his child. I hope he gets a little time for it!!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 12, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    I can see why Michael Jones did what he did, but that is still an unacceptable way to handle that. It's not like Moses intentionally ran over. It would not surprise me at all if Michael Jones was the father of the child. Just look at the age differences. There is plenty of parents that are about 20 years older than their children now compared to before. To Sally Hughes, you may say that right now, but wait until they get their driver's licenses or whenever they are in school or start school. Anything can happen to anybody at anytime. I don't care if you are Superman, Batman, Stone Cold, Hulk Hogan, or Oscar de la Hoya. Nobody is invisible. That's life. When a kid is in school, the parent is NOT ALWAYS in control, unless the parent actually works at the school. For that to happen over the first 18 years, they might would have to teach at a K-12 school of some sort.
  • by children always under control? on May 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    are your kids robots or something? ps. never say never; always be prepared for ANYTHING with children, esp toddlers! sooo glad this baby made it okay; how fortunate for the parents to be taught this lesson and still get to keep their precious baby.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on May 12, 2009 at 10:28 AM
    You are only lying to yourself if you think you have 100% control over your children. Things like this happen, children are just that..children! I am glad the child made out ok and was not seriously injured!
  • by Sally Hughes Location: Plymouth on May 5, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    There ain't no way MY kids would be behind SOMEONE'S CAR. I ALWAYS know EXACTLY where they are, and they do EXACTLY what I tell them to. They are ALWAYS under MY CONTROL. Nothing like this WILL EVER HAPPEN TO MY BABIES!
  • by to J on May 5, 2009 at 04:02 AM
    hey J how many one year olds have you dealt with? by the way all kids are different. i use a backpack with a leash on it because its true, i dont have control of what a curious one year old boy will do. i am a very strict mother, but he just doesnt understand it yet, that doesnt usually happen till theyre almost two, and sometimes after. consider this; would you rather look like you have control over an uncontrollable child or would you rather that child be safe? my ego is not on the list of priorities when it comes to my children.
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