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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Police arrest man for slashing Marine's face


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Among the resources WPD is using downtown is its surveillance camera system. Although some incidents have managed to escape the lens, a camera captured the man police believe left a Marine scarred for life.

A convicted felon is behind bars tonight. Police say he slashed Brandin Roberts, a Marine visiting Wilmington last month. New Hanover County deputies arrested 27-year-old Charles Edward Booker today. Booker is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Police say video from a surveillance camera shows Booker slashed Roberts outside a downtown nightclub August 15. Booker has an extensive criminal background, including an attempted murder conviction in 2000. After he got out of federal prison, he was arrested again for possession of a weapon by a felon in 2004.

Booker is in jail under $100,000 secure bond. Roberts suffered several injuries to his face that left him stitched, stapled and scarred. Booker is scheduled to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning.

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The revolving jailhouse door rotates again.

A young 27 year old man with a rap sheet that is near endless. Multiple felony drug convictions, assaults, attempted murder, resisting arrest and multiple, violent infractions while in prison. This guy is plainly a career criminal with total disregard for fellow human beings.

It is amazing how the judges incarcerate people for not paying child support payments and possession of paraphernalia, but let goofy thugs like this back out on the street to walk among innocent citizens to commit more violent crime.

This kind of thing happens almost every day! Remember this when voting your judges into office next time!

That's Judge Blackmore. Jail

That's Judge Blackmore. Jail someone for 2 weeks back child support so they lose their job and can't pay for the next 8 months but let someone like this off

Good Job WPD

Now lets see if the judicial system can keep this piece of scum off the streets.