ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A beating in Onslow County has put one man in the hospital and six others in jail.
Police and emergency crews found Justin Todd Owens in a pool of blood around 2:30 Thursday morning at the intersection of HWY 172 and Country Club Road in Sneads Ferry.
He had been severely beaten with a baseball bat.
He was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.
Six men are in jail charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Felony Conspiracy. Their names are Joshua Wayne Holsonback, Michael Christopher Potter, Joshua David Pratt, Larry Lee Joiner, Alexander Scott Burdette, Charles Douglas Reynolds.