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Man charged with assaulting father, stealing car

A Warrenton man is accused of assaulting his father and stealing his car last Thursday, Henderson police said.

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HENDERSON, N.C. — A Warrenton man is accused of assaulting his father and stealing his car last Thursday, Henderson police said.

The father called 911 to report the assault and the theft of his 1994 Toyota Avalon from 1817 N. Garnett St., police said. An officer spotted the vehicle on Dabney Drive, near Bane Ave.

Richard Cheek, 33, of 1897 LickSkillet Road, was arrested on charges of common-law robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and injury to personal property.

Cheek was placed in the Vance County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Aug 3.

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