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CHARGED: Man accused of hitting girlfriend in head with iron

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Orion Kentrell James (Source: NHC Jail) Orion Kentrell James (Source: NHC Jail)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department arrested a man Tuesday for hitting his girlfriend in the head with an iron.

According to police, officers were called to respond to a hotel in the 4900 block of Market Street after reports of hearing a woman yelling for help.

Police say 24-year-old Orion Kentrell James and his girlfriend got into a verbal fight, then he punched her in the face and hit her with the iron.

James was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. His girlfriend was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

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