A 22-year-old Newton Grove-area man is recovering from an apparent assault he claims occurred after a Good Samaritan act turned bad.
Cesar David Midence, of Kenan Weeks Road, told officers Monday afternoon that he picked up a white male walking down the road Sunday as he was leaving Newton Grove, an attempt to give the man a ride to his destination.
But rather than merely accepting the ride, the suspect reportedly got into the vehicle and pulled a handgun, demanding that Midence do as he was directed.
Instead, Midence, Sampson sheriff’s reports show, said he wrecked his vehicle in an attempt to knock the suspect out.
The victim did, indeed, wreck the vehicle but the suspect was not harmed, and Midence told officers the suspect drug him out of the vehicle and into a field where he struck him in the head, knocking him unconscious.
The incident began around 11 p.m. Sunday night and Midence reportedly came to the next day, Monday, around 4:30 p.m., and walked to the Newton Grove Police Department where he, in turn, asked to call sheriff’s investigators.
The incident was reported to deputies around 8:30 p.m. Monday night.
An investigation is continuing.