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Alleged Domestic Violence Victim Speaks Out

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A local woman who says she was frightened for her life speaks out about the abuse she said happened with her live-in boyfriend.

Karen Beamon says she wants to give her side of the story, in order to help other women who could be going through the same thing.

Early Friday morning, the 27 year old says she was face to face with the barrel of a rifle.

"I was terrified," says Beamon.

Her boyfriend of six years, Steven Haddock Jr., allegedly got mad about an Instagram account.

Beamon claims Haddock Jr. has anger issues, saying this wasn't the first time he had pulled a gun out on her.

According to Pitt County deputies, Haddock Jr. shot Beamon's phone and then forced her to drive seven miles to a convenience store. Deputies say that's where Beamon was forced to pull out $300 from an ATM.

Sergeant John Guard with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office says domestic violence is an evolution.

Guard says, "It's not just about violence. It's not just kicking, pushing, or shoving. Domestic violence is a progression between intimate partners... Studies will show it's about the second most committed crime nationally. Second only to theft."

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Sheriff's officials say that a man accused of robbery and kidnapping, forced his victim to go and draw money out of an ATM machine.

Steven Haddock, Jr. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, 2nd degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, DWI, and reckless driving to endanger

According to investigators, deputies responded to a domestic situation at Tall Pines Lane that included shots fired. Officials say their investigation revealed that several shots were fired, including inside the home. During the course of the incident, officials say Haddock forced his victim to go and draw money out of an ATM machine.

Haddock has a first appearance scheduled for Monday.

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A Greenville man is locked up, accused of several crimes including robbery and kidnapping.

Pitt County Detention Center records show Steven Haddock, Jr. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, 2nd degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, DWI, and reckless driving to endanger.

Jail officials say that Haddock was brought in just after 10 p.m. on Friday by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

Haddock is being held on a $205,000 secured bond.


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