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Warrants: Wife rammed car into house, attacked husband

Posted March 8, 2011

— A Wake County woman has been charged with attempted murder after authorities said she slammed her car into the house where her estranged husband was staying and chased him with a knife, according to search warrants released Tuesday.

Joseph King called 911 at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday to report that his wife, Briana Rhea King, was attacking him, the warrants state. Deputies then went to 5708 Castlebrook Drive and found a gray Mercedes that had been driven through the side of the brick house.

Joseph King later told deputies that the incident began less than a mile away at Briana King's house, at 6400 Castlebrook Drive, according to the search warrants. He said his wife tried to stab him with a butcher knife during an argument in the garage of that house, and after he got the knife away from her, he said she hit him over the head with a bottle of wine.

The fight continued as Joseph King got control of the wine bottle and poured the wine on his wife's face, he told deputies.

Joseph King left his wife's house and went home to 5708 Castlebrook Drive, and she followed him in her car, he told deputies. He said he refused to answer the door when she rang the bell, and a few minutes later, her Mercedes crashed through the wall of his bedroom, the warrants state.

Briana King then broke out the remaining glass to a bedroom window and climbed into the house and began to chase her husband with a butcher knife, according to the warrants. Joseph King said he fled the house and called for help.

Deputies seized a bloody knife from the Mercedes and a second butcher knife and a wine bottle from the front yard of 6400 Castlebrook Drive, among other items, according to the search warrants.

Briana King, 50, also was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary, injury to real property and domestic criminal trespassing.


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  • dnlsofdurham Mar 9, 2011

    I know that the law is there to protect the women who can not defend them selves but it is not right for a man to have to sit there and not defend themselves when a woman is going balistic on them. If a woman wants to fight like a man the they should be expected to take it like a man. And before all of you womwns rights people speak up and bash me. I am a female and i have been in an abusive relationship. I have also seen a woman beat the snot out of her mate than call the cops and say he assulted them. Women abuse the whole assult on a female law.

  • bombayrunner Mar 8, 2011

    now thats what i call coming with both barrels loaded. like i always say, guns don't kill, people kill. In this case look at all the options available to someone determined to end someone. He musta really made her mad about something.

  • Keyboard Toughy Mar 8, 2011

    First, Assault on a Male doesn’t exist under NC law. Don’t like it or feel that Assault on a Female should be just assault, call your lawmakers.

    Second, to those who are complaining they were arrested because a woman lied and said you hit her … Under NC law, law enforcement officer WILL NOT, CAN NOT and SHALL NOT use discretion in a domestic assault. If either party states they were assaulted, the officer MUST arrest the accused. If both parties claim they were assaulted, the officer MUST arrest both. That’s the law. Don’t like it? Call your lawmakers.

  • mrcrosbys Mar 8, 2011

    Well, years ago, I had a woman hit me,threw a rock into my car while I was trying to get away from her, she told the cop that I hit her. He arrested me, I got convicted of assualt on a female and I never touched her. Nobody really cares about it though. Everyone that knew us, asked what happened. When I explained what happened, they said that that was what they figured had happened.

  • Actiontalks Mar 8, 2011

    Maybe if you knew all of the details, many of you would not be making comments about a situation you have no idea about. . . pathetic. . . let's nitpick all of your lives and mistakes

  • jeff27577 Mar 8, 2011

    "Knowing how things really are in the real world. Women attack men and get away with it all the time. But just as soon as a man has to defend hisself he still gets blamed no manther what happened and this blog proves it by the comments."


  • crash2478 Mar 8, 2011

    The asault on a female law is a joke. No one should be assaulted man or women. Wemen shouldn't put their hands on men either and be able to get away with it just because they are female.

  • crash2478 Mar 8, 2011

    Knowing how things really are in the real world. Women attack men and get away with it all the time. But just as soon as a man has to defend hisself he still gets blamed no manther what happened and this blog proves it by the comments.

  • crash2478 Mar 8, 2011

    My girlfriend attacked me after we broke up and she came to my house and kicked the door down and attacked me. She also kicked my bedroom door down that I was behind trying to get away from her. She told the law I throw her through it. She jumped on top of me trying to choke me and I put my hand around her neck to try and get her off me. I still got aressted and throwed in jail.

  • fzero Mar 8, 2011

    Oh good lord this guy's divorce lawyer is going to have a field day with her if he hasn't already.