A Newton man is in jail after attacking his friend with a flashlight.
Catawba County sheriffâ€™s deputies arrested Derek Jerome Cox, 31, of 2350 Coley Fish Pond Road in Newton, on Wednesday after he attacked his friend to steal money.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at the residence of 4660 Bear Cove Road in Catawba, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Reid said Cox attacked the male victim while he was putting a large sum of money into a safe. He said Cox first hit the victim with a collapsible baton and then a flash light after that.
The following are recent arrests and incidents in Catawba County.
Terri Lee Lanning, 44, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of making harassing phone calls. She was held on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
Juston Scott Benge, 16, of Hickory, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. He was released with a written promise to appear in court.
Andrew William Brightman, 25, of Hickory, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. He was released with a written promise to appear in court
Filing for Election 2012 is over, and races for Catawba County Commission, the N.C. House and Senate and even the state auditorâ€™s office are full of contenders.
Get the complete rundown of candidates for the May 5 primary in the Thursday print and online edition of The O-N-E.
Catawba County students are exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through tours of the countyâ€™s hubs for those occupations. Find out about Maiden Middle Schoolâ€™s visit to Frye Regional Medical Center in The O-N-E.