Johnston deputy attacked while making arrest
Posted May 15, 2014
Garner, N.C. — A Johnston County deputy was repeatedly kicked Tuesday evening while taking a man into custody in Garner, authorities said.
Deputy M. Keen responded to a 911 call that a man was breaking windows at a home in the 10000 block of Cleveland Road, and he apprehended a suspect after a brief foot chase, authorities said. As Keen was on the ground handcuffing the man, a second man and a woman began to kick the deputy in the face.
A second deputy arrived a short time later to help Keen and take all three people into custody.
Dylan Wayne Stewart, 19, his brother, Austin Lee Stewart, 20, both of Cleveland Road, and Tabitha Lynn Pate, 19, of Cornwallis Road in Garner, were each charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. They were being held in the Johnston County jail under $200,000 bonds.
Keen was treated at a nearby hospital for a concussion and other injuries and released.