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Rocky Mount man charged in hot-grease attack

Posted June 8, 2011

— A Rocky Mount man faces accusations that he threw grease on a man and two women Tuesday evening, police said.

Investigators said that Okeefe Dekoda Bunn, 34, threw hot grease into the face of Rakem Kato, 25, in a home at 710 Hammond St. around 8:30 p.m. Grease also landed on Sharon Warren, 38, and Arielle Warren, 20.

Kato was flown to the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Police said he was in critical but stable condition.

The women were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount.

Bunn drove away in a white Buick but was arrested Wednesday morning, police said.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Information on his bond wasn't available yet.


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  • michaelclay Jun 9, 2011

    radartoe, anything that can be used to mame or kill can be concidered a deadly weapon.

  • dwr1964 Jun 9, 2011

    Why oh why is GOLO so scared to post my comments? There were no curse words, no name calling, and no vulger inuendo's. How can you hurt the feelings of someone you have never met? Free speech is dead.

  • twc Jun 8, 2011

    Hot grease can be very deadly! Burns are the most serious injuries.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 8, 2011

    New one on me, Hot grease it a deadly weapon; or was it the frying pan?

  • sammyg Jun 8, 2011

    Why? Why would he do this?

  • silencedogood Jun 8, 2011

    "It's Getting Hot In Here" - Nelly

  • Hater like Darth Vader Jun 8, 2011

    Man, that dude is stone cold!.....errr....uhhhh...maybe not.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 8, 2011

    What the heck...

    I pray they will throw the book at him because burn injuries are particularly grievous, but they probably won't.

    Praying the severely injured man isn't suffering much and heals well. Terrible!

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  • ncguy Jun 8, 2011

    the fry man?