Wilmington man accused of dragging, choking elderly woman


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is accused of attacking an elderly woman who declined to give him money and cigarettes.

Wilmington police say Kevin Whiting, 28, approached the victim around 5:45 a.m. on Friday on the Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington and asked for those items.

- Advertisement -

Police say when the woman didn’t give Whiting anything, he became violent.

Police say Whiting attacked the victim by dragging her through a nearby field, choking her and striking her in the face.

Wilmington Police arrested Whiting Friday afternoon.

He is being charged with Felony Assault by Strangulation, Assault on a Female, and Second Degree Kidnapping.