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Authorities: Kenly man assaulted couple over money dispute

Posted July 30, 2008

— Wilson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Kenly man Tuesday night for assaulting two people who owed him money. More arrests could be possible.

Just after 10 p.m., deputies responded to 7458 Oscar Loop Road, outside Lucama, and found Jonathan Mattox with head wounds from a blunt instrument. Karen Mattox also had a head injury, deputies said.

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Travis Wayne West, of 212 Langley Daniel Road in Kenly, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.

Deputies took West to the Wilson County Jail where he was held under a $10,000 bond.

The assault happened because the victims owed West money, deputies said. Authorities were working to identify other people possibly involved in the assault.

Jonathan Mattox was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital with a serious head wound. His condition was unknown. Karen Mattox was treated and released from Wilson Memorial Hospital.


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  • iron fist Jul 31, 2008

    angel don't believe everything you read

  • Angel67 Jul 30, 2008

    his middle name is Wayne, what do you exspect. they had a thing i read once about how many people with the name Wayne committed serious crimes. it was unbelievable, wish I had saved it....

  • At Work Jul 30, 2008

    Wral might want to fix Johnathons last name you spelled it two different ways!

  • wildatheart99 Jul 30, 2008

    He looks so sweet. I guess these poeple took advantage of how sweet he looks too. Learn from your mistakes!

  • bronzegoddess40 Jul 30, 2008

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm,wonder what brought this on?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 30, 2008