Police arrest man they say beat another with oak tree branch, took off with cash


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Submitted: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:39pm
Updated: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:10pm By:

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested a wanted Wilmington man they say used a tree branch to beat another man before taking off with cash from his pocket back in May.

Wilmington Police say on the night of May 14, a witness spotted a man hitting another man with a stick near the intersection of 3rd and Orange streets. When the witness called to report the crime, officers say they then found the victim at the bus stop a few blocks away with blood covering his head and hands.

When EMS responded, that’s when officers say the victim told them a man had assaulted him with an oak tree limb just before he reached into his pocket and took off with $50 in cash. Police say the man was later identified as Uriel Anderson, 33.

After taking out warrants on Anderson back in May, police say they finally caught up with him early this morning, charging him with assault and robbery with a dangerous weapon with intent to inflict serious injury. Anderson is in the New Hanover County Jail under $50,000 bond.

2 Comments

  • beach guy says:

    Remember the scene in the movie under the tree with John Goodman?
    This is life imitating art LOL

  • Common Sense says:

    Another thug off the streets. Lazy SOB’s should actually work for a living like everyone else has to. So funny how one race can blame another for their demise while they sit on their butts and do nothing to build their skills or some sort of career.

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