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Man arrested for beating man unconscious with hammer

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. -

On August 7, 2013 the Goldsboro Police arrested 39-year-old Jerry Aundrey Parks on an outstanding Attempted First Degree Murder warrant that was issued on July 27, 2013. 

After receiving a Crime Stoppers tip, officers went to 910 Fifth Street, and arrested Mr. Parks, who was found hiding inside a closet.  Mr. Parks surrendered and was arrested without incident.  

Mr. Parks is accused of striking Leodis Hamlin Jr. twice in the head with a claw hammer after a verbal altercation between the two escalated.  After Mr. Hamlin fell to the ground, Mr. Parks allegedly stomped Mr. Hamlin in the head several times with his foot.  Mr. Hamlin has since been treated and released from Vidant Medical Center.     

Mr. Parks was placed in the Wayne County Jail under no bond pending a first appearance scheduled for today at 9:00 a.m. 

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Goldsboro Police need your help identifying a man who beat another man with a hammer.

On Saturday July 27, 2013 around 1:55 p.m. Goldsboro police responded to the 900 block of N. John Street regarding a male subject who had been struck in the head with a claw hammer. The victim, 36-year-old Leodis Hamlin Jr., was unresponsive when responding officers arrived on scene.

Through the investigation, 39-year-old Jerry Aundrey Parks, of 912 N. John Street, Goldsboro, NC was developed as a suspect. Mr. Parks and Mr. Hamlin were first in a verbal argument, which turned into a physical altercation.

After the two separated from the altercation, Mr. Parks left the area and returned with the hammer several minutes late. Mr. Parks struck Mr. Hamlin once in the face area and once in the forehead with the hammer causing Mr. Hamlin to go unconscious.

While Mr. Hamlin lay unconscious on the ground, Mr. Parks stomped him in the head several times with his foot and then fled the area according to witnesses.

Mr. Hamlin was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital for his injuries then air lifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. An Attempted First Degree Murder warrant against Mr. Parks has been issued.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jerry Aundrey Parks is asked to call the Goldsboro Police Department at 919-580-4213, Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or TEXT Crime Stoppers at 919-222-4230.

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