make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Marine charged in cabbie assault released from jail, runs from reporters


ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A Marine charged with attacking a Surf City cab driver earlier this month is out of jail.

Adam Kinosh appeared in Onslow County Court today for charges related to the September 10 attack. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a judge increased Kinosh's bond to $50,000 and said he could only be released to his military command at Camp Lejeune, which happened this afternoon.

Kinosh did not want to talk about what happened and ran from reporters as he left.

Investigators said Kinosh checked himself into the Oaks mental facility in Wilmington hours after he allegedly attacked cab driver Charles Hawkesworth. The attack, which was caught on a security camera in the taxi, stemmed from Kinosh getting upset when Hawkesworth went to get another passenger to split the fare.

Hawkesworth had to undergo surgery to repair extensive damage to his face.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.