NC town commissioner charged with strangulation, assault on child

GRIMESLAND, N.C. (WNCT) – A Chocowinity Town Commissioner is facing four new assault charges stemming from an incident that happened Friday.

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Curtis Jenkins is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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Jenkins is charged with assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury in the presence of a minor, assault on a child under 12, and interfering with emergency communications.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said they were called out to a residence in Grimesland around 6:15 p.m. Friday for a domestic situation. Warrants were then taken out for Jenkins.

Jenkins has been arrested multiple times before on various assault charges and assault on a female. Earlier in November, Jenkins was arrested and charged with felony assault for allegedly kicking a 51-year-old in the chest and side. In January 2016, Jenkins was arrested after officials said he tried to strangle a female.

His bond is set at $15,000.

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