WPD issues warrants for man they say used bat to beat another man

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Submitted: Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:40pm
Updated: Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:13pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a man they say beat another man with a bat outside of a Wilmington store, sending him to the hospital last night.

It happened near the Chestnut Food Market at the corner of 12th and Chestnut streets around 8:30 p.m. Wilmington Police say they first found out about the crime when someone from New Hanover Regional Medical Center called officers, saying an assault victim showed up at the hospital.

When police got to NHRMC, they say the victim’s face and right hand were very swollen. He then told officers he had gotten into an argument with another man, Freddie Davis, 60, near the store when they began shoving each other. The victim said Davis then told him he had to get something from inside his apartment, which was above the store, according to officers.

That’s when they say Davis returned with a bat, beating the man in the face and hand, before knocking him to the ground and hitting him some more. Police say it was not until bystanders stepped in to break up the fight that Davis stopped hitting him.

After a friend drove the beaten man to the hospital, WPD says it issued warrants for Davis’ arrest. Anyone with information on Davis’ whereabouts is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department.


  • Bob says:

    A better idea would be banning morons like you who beat a dead horse into the ground…that joke wasn’t funny the first 8 million times the gun nuts used it.

  • guesty says:

    Need to ban bats.

  • Heimie Schmelter says:

    And never was. The first thing that happened when Scotland banned guns, sword killings tripled! Take away their swords and clubs are next. What Guesty is trying to point out to leftist know-nothings like yourself is: It isn’t the guns, it isn’t the knives, it isn’t the bats that are violent objects that peeps like you hold great disdain for, it’s the CRAZY PEOPLE that use them! You know, the same CRIMINALS the judges and the DA’s continually allow back on the streets amongst the law abiding public to wreak havoc at their criminal whim?

    Is that little ding-a-ling thing going off in that thick cranium of yours yet?

  • guesty says:

    Make you liberals have commonsense and realize more government or laws isn’t always the answer.

  • Scott says:

    Did anyone try looking in the apartment above the store?

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