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Leonard Cleon Pocknett Jr. (Photo: New Hanover Co. Jail)
Leonard Cleon Pocknett Jr. (Photo: New Hanover Co. Jail)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a father and son were arrested this morning and charged with assaulting a man and sending him to the hospital earlier this month.

According to a news release, US Marshals took custody of Leonard Cleon Pocknett Jr., 43, and his 16-year-old son Leonard Cleon Pocknett III. Police believe the Pocknetts assaulted a 58-year-old man in the 200 block of Myrtle Ave. shortly before midnight on May 10.

Police say the EMS took the man to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Leonard Cleon Pocknett III (Photo: New Hanover Co. Jail)

Police say father and son are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Jail records show Pocknett Jr. is in the New Hanover County Jail under $2 million bond.

His criminal record includes convictions for assault on a female and injury to real property, according to the NC Department of Public Safety website.

Pocknett III is in custody under a $1.5 million bond, according to jail staff.

Police say their investigation continues.


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  • Ðrịppÿ Kařtåņa

    There very nice people that’s my big brother and his dad they had no intent to do it my brother is innocent

  • Elijah Freeman

    Y’all don’t know Lenny

    • Heimie Schmelter

      Don’t need to …don’t want to. I avoid murderers as best as I can.

    • Ðrịppÿ Kařtåņa

      Facts Lenny’s my brother

      • Heimie Schmelter

        Really sorry to hear that. That’s going to really mess up your family name!

  • Mimi Rivera

    You people don’t even know the full story of what happened so mind y’all bussines only god can judge and for what I know y’all not god

    • Heimie Schmelter

      Sorry, you’re wrong. A superior court “judge” gets the first shot here. God comes next! In the mean time, well post what we like.

      Thank you!

      • Ðrịppÿ Kařtåņa

        God comes first always so hush

      • Heimie Schmelter

        Sometimes God likes to just sit back and watch. The FACT is God will get the FINAL say-so!

    • Salty Nurse

      I’m with you Mimi. I have reason to suspect that the father and son (and I don’t believe the son even participated at all) did not just pick on some old white guy. Something happened to fuel this rage (and it may not ever be public knowledge) but the bottom line is- don’t be too quick to decide someone else’s fate. Put in their shoes, you/I might have done the same thing.

  • Heimie Schmelter

    Like father, like son in the raw! Assault on women and old guys, what a pair of pansies! They’re going to sit in the clink for a while trying to scrape up 3.5 million. I hope they have the time of their lives in there! That young ‘un will be Ol’ Big Bucks fav!

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