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Woman hit in head with full soda can

Posted February 4, 2009

— A Parkton man has been charged with hitting his ex-girlfriend in the head with a full can of soda, authorities said Wednesday.

Jackie Junior McNair, 34, of 57 Buckhorn Road, was charged with first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and felony conspiracy. He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $52,000 bond.

Investigators said McNair damaged two vehicles belonging to a former girlfriend, forced his way into her home in the Topeka Heights subdivision and hit her in the head with a full soda can. The woman suffered head injuries and told detectives she feared for her life.


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  • finesse187 Feb 5, 2009

    You know the funny thing is I know this guy and used to date him several years ago (maybe 13 or 14 yrs. ago) but he was never violent. I guess the saying is true you never really truly know someone. I hope the young lady is okay and that Mr. McNair gets his life together.

  • Eeeee Feb 5, 2009

    This is a serious offense. This man is dangerous. Luckily he was not determined to use more physical violence. If he wrecks her cars and assaults this woman, this shows he is capable of much more. The use of the can shows he is willing to use anything to hurt this woman. He is a desperate and dangerous.

  • likemenow Feb 5, 2009

    i've seen a car windshield shatter with a full can of beer..

  • Cricket at the lake Feb 5, 2009

    If she had been armed with the great equalizer when he forced his way into her home, she wouldn't have to worry about him any more.

  • james27613 Feb 4, 2009

    Another byproduct of the Probation system in NC.


  • james27613 Feb 4, 2009

    He thinks he is a man, putting his hands on a woman....

  • oldfirehorse Feb 4, 2009

    Anybody that thinks this is funny please read "Man gets 16-20 years in ex-girlfriend's slaying" -WRAL, Feb. 3, 2009. This article is still on the website here. I just hope and pray that this case will be handled more effectively than the one in Clayton.

  • NCTeacher Feb 4, 2009

    texasncgirl- I am guessing you have never had a grown man that tried to physically beat you up. Like someone else said- a full soda can weighs right at a pound. Then you take into account the size and strength difference between a man and a woman AND the fact that he has already been charged with assault on a female multiple times- I can see why his bond was so high.

    Aintbackingdown- I'm with your wife. My first husband tried that same stuff with me. My second husband knows better. I might not be able to take him, but he would definitely know I'd been there.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 4, 2009

    Who here could NOT kill someone with a full soda can by whipping it at someone's head? If he had thrown a Nerf ball, THEN maybe he didn't mean to cause her serious harm or death. Surely the "deadly weapon" charge is based on physical attributes, how it was used and the chances that it could maim or kill...

  • aintbackingdwn Feb 4, 2009

    The problem is not that a crime wasn't committed here, or that the female wasn't a victum. The problem is it doesn't make a hill of beans difference whether the man used a gun, a knife, a baseball bat, a flour pin, a fist or a soda can. All these sensational stories from the media always make it sound like the soda can just jumped up and hit the lady. I got news for you, had this been my wife the guy would have gotten a chair over his head until he had no teeth left in his mouth.

    Why does it make any differnce what the guy used for his weapon. How about giving us some details on how many times he "just slipped through the system"? How many times has he been convicted of similar crimes? Was there a restraining order? We are suppose to learn from these stories to prevent future crimes not "add another object to the list" of terrible weapons we've invented.