Teen faces several charges after assaulting officer

Kevin Cole (Source: NHCSO)
Kevin Cole (Source: NHCSO)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A teenager from Castle Hayne is facing several charges after assaulting a New Hanover County deputy Saturday night.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, officers were investigating a suspected driving while impaired offense when 17-year-old Kevin Cole Barton became aggressive and assaulted an officer.

Authorities say the officer was able to maintain control and detain Barton as other officers came to assist.

Barton was arrested and charge with: DWI, fail to burn headlights, assault of government official, possession of alcohol under 21, and two counts of injury to personal property.

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