ROSEBORO — A Roseboro man has been charged after a dispute with another man spilled into the Subway restaurant in town, where a man was beaten with a table leg.
David Lee Sparhawk, 26, of 311 Oak St., Roseboro, stands charged with assault with a deadly weapon in the alleged assault on Thomas Williams, 35, of Roseboro. Williams reportedly sustained minor injuries in the assault.
Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said Sparhawk and Williams were involved in an ongoing dispute that began earlier in the day at another location.
“The suspect reportedly located the victim inside of Subway ordering food when he walked into the business and assaulted the victim with a table leg,” Smith stated. “The suspect fled the store and authorities were contacted.”
The assault was reported minutes before 9 p.m. Sunday at the Subway in Roseboro, located off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (N.C. 24) within the town limits. Sparhawk was taken into custody at his Oak Street residence.
“Deputies were able to locate the suspect at his residence and charge him for the assault,” Smith noted.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Sparhawk was previously convicted in Pender County of breaking and entering into vehicles and larceny. Those convictions came in September 2011.
His bond set at $2,500 for the assault charge and a court date was set for May 17.
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