Greenville man accused of assaulting family member

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) An Eastern Carolina man is behind bars over allegations that he assaulted a family member while she was unconscious.

According to the arrest warrant, 30-year-old Justin Wilkes assaulted a family member with a closed fist and used his feet. Investigators say this happened over the weekend while the victim was "unconscious and unable to defend herself."

Wilkes is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. He is set to make his first appearance on Monday morning.