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Moore County attorney accused of assaulting 16-year-old

Posted May 18, 2016

— A Moore County attorney is facing serious charges after he was accused of attacking a teenager last week.

Arthur Blue of Pinehurst is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats.

Court documents show the victim of the attack was a 16-year-old boy. The teen claims Blue pulled him from a car Friday, then kicked him and beat him with a club. Court documents said Blue also slammed the teen’s head onto the ground.

According to an arrest warrant, Blue told the teen “I want to kill you. I want you to die.”

Southern Pines police have not said what led to the alleged attack.

The teen’s father said he could not comment on the case and Blue did not return requests for comment Wednesday night.


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  • Johnny Roberts May 29, 2016
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    You are exactly right. We were all young once and we all know he wasn't supposed to be there. I'm glad my parents raised me right cause these other clowns that don't think violence is the answer are very misled. When you get you but whooped for not filling direction then you get what you get.
    Cheers to the lawyee

  • Tripp Weiland May 19, 2016
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    I am sorry that you are so misguided and accepting of violence. I have a daughter and if she were sneaking out, it would not be the boy picking her up that I would punish.
    Regardless of what the juvenile boy did, violence perpetrated by an adult only teaches children that it is an acceptable response. It is not. If it were then it would not be illegal to assault someone.
    Now after describing the situation and not refuting that violence occurred you say "it's the kids word against that of a reputable attorney" indicating that you are even more approving of the attorney lying to cover his misdeeds. Very poor parenting to be certain.

  • Steve Faulkner May 19, 2016
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    So, why wasn't he controlling his daughter??

  • Steve Faulkner May 19, 2016
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    None of those are reasons to commit assault and battery.

  • Scott Thomas May 19, 2016
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    The man's an attorney. His daughter was being kidnapped by the 16 year old. That's how he should spin it.

  • Greg Hall May 19, 2016
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    Actually, none of those reasons were involved. This man was doing what most father's would do. Blue's daughter was sneaking out of the house and this boy was there to pick her up. I can guarantee you that the boy had been told not to come around and the boy had even communicated threats to the family. I have been in Blue's situation before and wasn't lucky enough to catch the little punk! I applaud Blue for parenting in this way. Good for him. Right now it's the teens words against a highly reputable lawyer in Moore County. No police called, no pictures taken and no hospital visit. All violence was hear say. Now, let's see the kid make that stick. If it was so bad, then he would've called the police. Check all facts before you begin to point fingers please.

  • Janet Ghumri May 18, 2016
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    Attorneys have feelings, too. Since the victim was pulled from his car, I'm going out on a limb and betting it was
    1) a parking spot
    2) cutting him off
    3) Flippin him that amazing flying finger known as the bird.
    Take one stressed out adult, add one carefree lad of 16, be sure to mix them together well, then divide into separate vehicles, top with any of the options above, and............ presto, chango! They both start to act (need I say it?) The Age of the youngster!
    What example are you setting Mr. Blue?