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Man Charged After Beating Girlfriend 3 Times in Same Day

Posted July 6, 2007 7:03 p.m. EDT
Updated July 6, 2007 7:25 p.m. EDT

— A Dunn man is in jail, charged with beating his girlfriend three different times on the same day.

Police arrested Gary Wayne McNeill Jr., 19, Tuesday morning for allegedly assaulting the 18-year-old woman. Judge George Murphy, 11th District, released him that afternoon.

Just before 6 p.m., however, police received another call that McNeill had allegedly beaten the woman at her home. But police were unable to find him.

About 9:30 p.m., she was taken to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, claiming she had been kicked, stomped and punched by McNeill.

McNeill was in the Harnett County Jail under a $2,000 bond Friday afternoon. He is charged with three counts of domestic assault, one count of interfering with emergency communication, one count of domestic trespassing and one count of injury to personal property.