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Man wanted for beating woman with hammer

Posted October 17, 2010 12:12 p.m. EDT

— Greenville police were seeking a man wanted for beating a woman with a hammer during a domestic assault early Sunday.

Durand McCollum Jr., 35, of 2710 S. Memorial Drive Room 316, was wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police said that McCollum struck the 46-year-old victim in the head several times with a hammer. She was concious and alert when officers arrived and was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

McCollum was described as a black man, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds.

He was last seen driving a blue Dodge Intrepid.

Anyone with information on McCollum's whereabouts should call Greenville police at 252-329-4315 or Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

McCollum was serving probation after being convicted last December in a 2000 case of a vehicle theft and property damage, according to state Department of Correction records.

He served more than five years in prison in the 1990s on a slew of charges, including common-law robbery, larceny, safecracking and drug possession.