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Fayetteville man accused of assaulting pregnant woman over shoes

Posted November 15, 2011

— Fayetteville police investigators are looking for a man in connection with a robbery and assault that happened Saturday afternoon.

Officials say Mark Maurice Tarver Jr., 22, assaulted a 29-year-old woman who is pregnant with his child after he tried to take several pairs of shoes from her house in the 300 block of Bryan Street, around 3 p.m. Saturday. Tarver was attempting to take those shoes to his wife, police said. 

Tarver threw the woman to the ground several times during the robbery, according to police. 

The woman was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and officials said it does not appear that she or her unborn child sustained life-threatening injuries. Her name has not been released. 

Anyone with information about Tarver's whereabouts is asked to contact detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • danielhoneycutt Nov 15, 2011

    This fine up standing citzen can be found with his brothers and sisters in downtown Raleigh. He will be sitting on the sidewalk by the old capital building. When the police pick him up take the rest because they always say their in solidarity.

  • Vietnam Vet Nov 15, 2011

    Some of these women posters are pretty violent when it comes to their shoes...killing over footwear?? Anyway this guy needs to go back under the rock those women found him under!

  • WorriedCitizen2011 Nov 15, 2011

    He needs to be ashamed of himself for this !

  • sunshine1040 Nov 15, 2011

    Why would either woman want this person. A real man takes care of his wife and child not tries to see how many babies he can manke and how many women will support him

  • onyourheels2 Nov 15, 2011

    i think they're nike's new line called cheeta's

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  • carrboroyouth Nov 15, 2011

    Both women involved, and all women on this planet, need to get away from this man.

  • wakemom Nov 15, 2011

    big dummy!

  • dldobbins Nov 15, 2011

    What a piece of work....First of all, this woman "pregnant with his child" was slammed to the ground is bad enough. He's a cheat, a horrible father but sorry as well stealing her shoes to take to his wife. I would beat my husband to death if he brought me anything from an ex-girlfriend, a current or soon-to-be ex-lover, the other woman...whatever. Just goes to show that both women should leave this trifling man.

  • bombayrunner Nov 15, 2011

    slap down drag out for sure