JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — The Onslow County sheriff says a man slapped a child to avoid a second charge of assaulting a female.
The Jacksonville Daily News reported that 21-year-old Michael Marvin Hansley of Jacksonville is charged with misdemeanor counts of child abuse, assault on a child and contributing to the abuse of a juvenile.
Sheriff Ed Brown says Hansley was upset with 22-year-old Kristyn Michelle Smith when she got a cell phone call from another man Nov. 6. Brown says Hansley told investigators he slapped the 21-month-old child because he would have faced a second charge of assault on a female if he had hit Smith.
Smith has been charged with giving false information when she took the child to a hospital.
It was not clear if Hansley and Smith have attorneys.
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A flight from Charlotte to Wilmington was delayed this morning after reports of smoke on board. ILM Operations Director Gary Broughton confirms US Airways flight 2310 returned to the gate at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after the crew smelled smoke.
A passenger on the flight e-mailed the WWAY newsroom and said smoke filled the plane.
“Well here’s a first,” the e-mail from D Pitman said, “I just evacuated my plane (US Air flight 2301 to Wilmington) due to the plane filling-up with smoke. Emergency and Maintenance are onboard checking things out. US Air is going to put us on another airplane.”
The flight was scheduled to leave CLT at 7:50 a.m. and arrive at ILM at 8:46 a.m., but its arrival has been delayed until at least 9:10 a.m.