A Camp Lejeune Marine is in jail after police say he assaulted his wife in front of their four year old son.
New Bern police have charged Lance Corporal Bryan Brown with assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present, false imprisonment and assault on a female. Police say they got a call Wednesday to a home on Elmwood Street with reports of a man armed with a gun trying to kick open the rear door.
Police say they found the 21-year-old Brown sitting on the front porch. Inside were his estranged wife and son. Police say they learned that earlier the two had a physical altercation and that Brown refused to allow his wife to leave by waiving a kitchen knife in her face.
Police say the wife managed to flee after Brown left. She went to a home on Elmwood Street where police say Brown showed up and got in through an unlocked back door. The wife locked herself in a room with her son. They say Brown left and the wife then locked all the doors. Police say the Marine later returned, armed with a gun, and again tried to get into the home.
Brown is also charged with breaking & entering, attempted breaking & entering with the intent to commit a felony, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill (felony) and going armed to the terror of the people for what happened on Elmwood Street.
The Marine is jailed without bond.
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