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Man accused of assaulting sister, 2-year-old boy

Posted August 29, 2010
Updated August 30, 2010

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— An 18-year-old Raleigh man was charged with assaulting his sister and a 2-year-old boy Saturday, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant states that Shawn Michael Travis picked up the boy over his head and dropped him. Travis hit his sister in the face and head with a closed fist and refused to stop assaulting her when police arrived, according to the warrant.

He was charged with assault on a female, assault on a child under 12 and resisting a public officer.

Travis was placed in the Wake County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Sept. 15.

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  • briana8nc Sep 8, 2010

    I went to school with him, and honestly he was the sweetest person I ever knew. He always told me to straighten up my act, and he had his head on his shoulders. We went to Zebulon Middle School and he was far from being like any of the other students that attended the school. I haven't seen or heard from him in almost 2 years, but as I see everything made a turn for the worst. I just hope he learns from this, and gets his head back where it was! People change :/

  • MCGusto Aug 30, 2010

    Hey good news -- the article is partially corrected.

  • anne53ozzy Aug 30, 2010

    I am more and more inclined to think we, as a community, need a closer supervision of all minors associated with low income families. Am I wrong to suggest that this is a hotbed for abuse of children and the personal rigts of adults may need to be mildly overlooked in the interest of the children? I think money may be better spent for these kids and babies rather than for rehab of the adults.

  • carolinarox Aug 30, 2010

    Well wildcat, the story now says "dropped him." Obviously the word "him" was omitted when I posted as it was in the retort you posted. "The warrant states that Shawn Michael Travis picked up the boy over his head and dropped." That sentence did not tell us what dropped. There is no excuse for "professionals" to write this poorly.

  • wildcat Aug 30, 2010

    our comments will hopefully get the article changed and corrected.
    MCGusto

    Nothing wrong with the article unless WRAL have an update.

  • wildcat Aug 30, 2010

    Who is the 2 year old boy, and what relation to any of them does he have?

    You don't need a name to know that a child way abused. Prayers always helps whether YOU believe in it or not. You should try it instead of knocking it.

  • MCGusto Aug 30, 2010

    "I understood the article, can't understand why some of you didn't. Seems some of you lack common sense. I'm glad you are all focused on the well being of the child and woman rather than the typos on the website. My prayers for the injured."

    I think we all understand the general idea of the article -- but can you answer the following questions based on the information given?

    Who is the 2 year old boy, and what relation to any of them does he have?

    Was his first court appearance changed?

    For what it is worth, your *prayers* will change nothing -- our comments will hopefully get the article changed and corrected.

  • circlecity Aug 30, 2010

    Could these be the same people I saw at walmart shouting that they were going to fight.

  • wildcat Aug 30, 2010

    rather than the typos on the website.

    That is really not an issue with me. Obviously, it is with you. Hey, get a book and read and stay off the web if it bothers you that much.

  • cmsa80 Aug 30, 2010

    I understood the article, can't understand why some of you didn't. Seems some of you lack common sense. I'm glad you are all focused on the well being of the child and woman rather than the typos on the website. My prayers for the injured.

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