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N.C. State student charged in parking-deck assault

Posted October 30, 2010 7:55 a.m. EDT

— A North Carolina State University student has been charged with assaulting a man who asked if he needed help in a parking deck early Saturday.

N.C. State police said that James C. Jackson and his roommate were wrestling in the parking deck on Dan Allen Drive around 2:30 a.m. when a car stopped, and its occupants asked if they needed help.

Police said Jackson punched out the rear passenger-side window and reached in to punch a passenger in the back seat. Police said he then dragged out the passenger, kept punching him in the head and slammed it on the floor.

The victim, identified as St. Augustine's College student Wayne Lamar Louis, was taken to WakeMed. He was listed in good condition.

Jackson was charged with assault inflicting serious injury and damage to property. Police said that he had been drinking and apparently "took offense" at the offer of help.

Jackson's roommate fled the scene but has since talked with officers, police said.