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Soldier charged with assaulting Marine, woman at Surf City bar

SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — A Fort Bragg soldier is out of jail after being charged with assaulting a Marine and a woman earlier this month at a Surf City bar.

Surf City Police Department say with the help of NCIS and Army CID they arrested PFC Joseph Bruce Henry, 20, of Riverside, NJ, for assault inflicting serious bodily injury and assault on a female. Henry was taken into custody at Ft. Bragg.

Investigators say on May 11 Henry assaulted a 25-year-old Marine the Sandbar Saloon breaking the Marine’s jaw and knocking out numerous teeth requiring surgery. Henry also assaulted a woman who was with the Marine.

Police also released surveillance video from the bar that shows a second man who is wanted in connection with the crime. They say they know who he is, but they are waiting until he comes back from deployment next week before releasing his name.

Henry is out of the Onslow County Jail under $30,000 secured bond.


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