Warrant: Woman’s arm fractured in assault

By: Gavin Stone - Staff Writer
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ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing assault charges after he allegedly beat and threatened a woman last week.

According to arrest warrants, 44-year-old David Jonathan Barbery, of Wheat Street, Rockingham, punched a woman in the head, threw her on the ground and choked her with his forearm “until she could not breathe” on June 25. The warrants add that the push to the ground fractured the woman’s arm and bruised her knee.

He also allegedly threatened to “beat her a—,” according to the warrants.

Barbery is charged with one misdemeanor count each of assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats. The charges were not listed Wednesday in the state’s online court records.

He was arrested June 27 and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $100,000 bond. Barbery posted bail two days later and is scheduled to appear in court July 16.

Barbery has been convicted of multiple felonies and misdemeanors, all in Moore County, but has never been incarcerated, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

In September 1993, he was convicted of four misdemeanors: one count of breaking and entering; two counts of damage to property; and one count of trespassing.

Barbery also was convicted in March 1998 of a misdemeanor of game law violation; in November 2004 of two felony counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; and in April 2005 of two misdemeanor counts of writing a worthless check.

Records show Barbery was given probation in each case.

All suspects facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Gavin Stone

Staff Writer