Director of New Hanover County Board of Elections arrested on assault charges
Marvin McFadyen (Source: NHC Jail)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -
Marvin McFadyen is still the Director of the New Hanover County Board of Elections after an emergency meeting by the board Monday afternoon to discuss his arrest over the weekend on assault charges.
The Board of Elections met Monday afternoon and couldn't come to a decision on McFadyen's fate.
Officials with the Wilmington Police Department said they got a 911 call from the female victim shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.
When officers arrived at the address on Croquet Drive, they said the victim told them she had been assaulted and named McFadyen as the assailant. The victim said McFadyen had thrown her against the wall several times before leaving the home where the assault took place.
Officers conducted an investigation and determined they had grounds enough to arrest McFadyen on assault charges.
The victim's said she was "fine" following the assault, according to the 911 call.
Officers said both McFadyen and the victim were registered to live at the address police responded to.
McFadyen appeared before a judge Monday morning and was given a $1,500 unsecured bond and faces 150 days in jail, if convicted.
McFadyen has two prior DWI charges and alcohol may have been involved in Saturday's incident.
McFadyen will be allowed contact with the victim, if she requests. His next court date will be Feb. 16.