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Teen Charged After Tossing Firecracker Into Truck

Posted June 30, 2004 6:33 a.m. EDT

— A Four Oaks man may suffer permanent hearing loss after a teenager tossed a firecracker into his truck.

Smithfield police say a 15-year-old threw a firecracker at 39-year-old Jesse Denning's truck as he was pulling out of a parking lot.

The firecracker bounced into the truck and exploded beside his ear.

Police charged the teen Monday night with assault inflicting serious injury.