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Man wanted for beating woman with hammer

Posted October 17, 2010

— Greenville police were seeking a man wanted for beating a woman with a hammer during a domestic assault early Sunday.

Durand McCollum Jr., 35, of 2710 S. Memorial Drive Room 316, was wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police said that McCollum struck the 46-year-old victim in the head several times with a hammer. She was concious and alert when officers arrived and was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

McCollum was described as a black man, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds.

He was last seen driving a blue Dodge Intrepid.

Anyone with information on McCollum's whereabouts should call Greenville police at 252-329-4315 or Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

McCollum was serving probation after being convicted last December in a 2000 case of a vehicle theft and property damage, according to state Department of Correction records.

He served more than five years in prison in the 1990s on a slew of charges, including common-law robbery, larceny, safecracking and drug possession.


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  • ORMA Oct 18, 2010

    My prayers are with the victim and my hopes are that the perpetrator (coward) gets exactly what he deserves. Unfortunately, the moderators won't let me say what it is that I think he deserves.

  • raggy831 Oct 18, 2010

    I can not say what I would like to say about this man! I will say that I hope the victim gets well and does not have to many side affects from the attack.

  • Jax is proud to be an American Oct 18, 2010

    Thank goodness she is still alive. I hope they catch this man and lock him up for good. What would ever make someone want to beat someone in the head multiple times with a hammer? Just horrible.

  • Bartmeister Oct 18, 2010

    Surprised they don't post a "stock" photo of this guy. You know they have one on file.