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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 could 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.

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