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Man charged with attempted murder in Halifax County

Posted May 5, 2013

— Halifax County sheriff's investigators say a woman's ex-boyfriend allegedly beat her multiple times with a baseball bat Saturday night.

Authorities were called around 9 p.m. to a home on Pinewood Road near Roanoke Rapids, where they arrested Michael Scott Hamilton, 31, of Roanoke Rapids.

Hamilton is charged with attempted first-degree murder, and more charges are pending authorities said.

Authorities did not identify the victim, who was being treated at a local hospital Sunday. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Hamilton was being held without bond at the Halifax County Sunday afternoon.

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