Assault suspect arrested

Published 9:01 am Saturday, August 7, 2010

WOODLAND — A Conway man has turned himself in following his alleged involvement in an assault case here on Wednesday.

According to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Jason Hill of U.S. 158 in Conway turned himself in on Friday afternoon.

Warrants for assault with a deadly weapon and second degree trespassing were drawn for Hill on Wednesday after he allegedly dragged an individual with a vehicle.

According to Northampton County Sheriff Wardie Vincent, on Wednesday his office received a call in reference to an altercation and an assault at 961 Findley Road near Woodland.

“When deputies John Turner and Jonathan Jenkins along with Rich Square Police Chief Alan Roye responded to the scene they found there had been an altercation between several subjects out there,” Vincent said.

The officers further discovered that a male victim, identified as Dexter Lee, had been injured during the incident.

Vincent said at some point during the altercation Lee’s arm got caught in Hill’s vehicle.

“He (Lee) ended up being dragged 80 to 100 feet,” Vincent said. “He did sustain injuries to his shoulder, arm and side.”

Hill, along with his female passenger, left the scene in a green Jeep Cherokee.

A BOLO (be on the lookout) was broadcast on police radio for the vehicle.

Vincent said Woodland EMS responded to the scene for Lee, who was taken to an area hospital for treatment and later released.

Vincent said on Thursday that the investigation is continuing and more charges could possibly be pending.