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Man charged with assault after punching officers during arrest

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Michael Onwubuya (Source: NHCSO) Michael Onwubuya (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged Tuesday evening after punching a police officer.

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department went to a home on Hanover Street around 4 p.m. to serve warrants on Michael Onwubuya who was wanted on six felony probation violations.

According to police, Onwubuya punched the officers and tried to struggle when they tried to arrest him.

Police said he was eventually arrested and charged with assault on a law enforcement officer in addition to the six felony probation violation warrants.

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