CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (WNCT) — A Chocowinity town commissioner is facing a felony assault charge.
John “Curt” Jenkins Jr. appeared in Beaufort County court Thursday morning on a charge of assault inflicting serious bodily injury.
According to an arrest warrant, Jenkins kicked a 51-year-old man in the chest and side on Hodges Road in Chocowinity while the man was on the ground.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said the assault happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday after the victim had an argument with Jenkin’s family.
Jenkins ran for mayor of Chocowinity earlier this month, losing to Jimmy Mobley.
His brother, John Aaron Matthew Jenkins, is also facing two felony assault charges.
According to a warrant, John Jenkins assaulted a man with a bat or pipe and kicked a man on the ground.
In 2016, Curt Jenkins was arrested on strangulation charges stemming from Pitt County.
The brothers waived court appointed council and are hiring an attorney.
They are both out on bond and will be back in court on December 14.