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BLADEN COUNTY, NC — Bladen County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man for allegedly beating up his landlord.
Shawn Nathan Faulk Jr., 23, is accused of beating Robert Allen Gooden, 71, Saturday morning.

Gooden had previously evicted Faulk from his residence on Hester Street in Clarkton. Police say Gooden and Faulk began arguing. Police say Faulk then beat Gooden in the face with his fists.

Gooden was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Faulk is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.

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  • tweety

    Let me get this straight charles are you saying all black people are stupid is that same as saying all white people are racist???You know this young man and his family and friends to say they are felons.Shake your family tree charles walters.

  • Charles Walters

    He will plead not guilty by reason of being black. Many of them think because they are black they deserve special treatment because they are stupid. Now it is time for all his felon family and friends to come out and say what a good person he is. It’s not his fault he didn’t pay the rent and got kicked out. I guess beating up a 70 year old man makes him something to his friends and family. To us normal people he is nothing but a Pu**y and a coward.

  • guesty

    The only one keeping the ______ man down is the ______ man himself and his actions.

  • perception

    To beat a 70 year old man,then he is capable of beating a child just as easy.Hope they keep him lock up.

  • get real

    so are we gonna have a million cane march now? oh no we wont cause this wont make national headlines. everybody stop trying to keep the ______ man down

  • FIjI

    Ayo y does everything have to b a race thing! thats why wilmington is the way it is now,no jobs etc. cus everybody cant seem to see the big picture. no race is superior duhhh!but its not everybody just the ones that were born before 1980. hopefully after there long gone we can start to see that race shouldnt b a freakin issue! thanks

  • anne

    No, everything doesn’t have to be a race thing, but until you get rid of the likes of Sharpton and Jackson and others like them, it will be. But until then, this is a case of a younger man beating an older man and leaving him in critical condition. Sounds to me like the older feller got it right when he had him evicted.

    Personally, if I was a family member of the victim, I would be tempted to give this guy a beat down myself. He assaulted someone now let him pay the cost of it.

    I sure hope the little fellow recovers


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