DEPUTIES: Disabled Vet Assaulted

A Carteret County man is accused of assaulting a disabled veteran over the weekend.

Deputies have charged James Waite of Smyrna with assaulting the 73-year-old man who has only one leg.

Waite was a visitor of the victim's granddaughter, who also lives at the home. When the victim asked Waite to leave, deputies say he began punching the veteran in the head and face.

Waite has been charged with assault on a handicap person and jailed on a $1,000 bond.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 at 08:18 PM
    Anonymous, take a valium and relax. If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. Coplain to the VFW, American Legion, or move out of Carteret County.
  • by me Location: enc on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    To Anonymous on 10-26 at 6:03 pm, I believe you read the story wrong. The 73 year old handicapped man who was the victim was the veteran.
  • by PUREBREAD on Oct 26, 2009 at 03:42 PM
    To Me. What part of this guy had one leg and was 73 years old did you not understand.The victim needs to take his leg off and hit you side the head with it.Thats just my hypothises.Then maybe you will be handicap and will not make a stupid comment like this again!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    What a piece of crap. Lock him up and throw away the key.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 26, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    ME, if charges for assault are not more harsh on the handicapped, then they should be. A $1000 bond???????????
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    I am SO SICK AND TIRED OF THE CARTERET COUNTY POLICE! WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD PICK ON A HANDICAPPED MAN BUT THE CC POLICE!! THE TOTAL DISRESPECT THEY SHOW TO OUR VETERANS! Anyone remember Reno Korhonan (sorry Reno w/sp?) Check out his story and see what they did to him! HORRIBLE!!! SHAME ON YOU CC POLICE!! I DO NOT GIVE A RIP IF YOU DO NOT LIKE MY COMMENT!!!
  • by Me on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    Why charged with assault on a handicapped person, isn't it simply assault either way. Does being handicapped make a difference? Are the charges heavier? Just wondering..
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