Two Johnston County deputies were injured while attempting to arrest a suspect. Just before 10:00am Monday, deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident on Lee-Johnson Road in the Meadow community.
Officers arrived and met with a 32 year-old woman who had allegedly been assaulted by her boyfriend, Ebbie Jerrell Quick, 32, of Lee-Johnson Road, Dunn. The woman had marks on her face consistent with an assault. She reportedly claimed Quick had forced entry into their home then punched and beat her.
Quick was located nearby. When three deputies attempted to detain the suspect, he began resisting arrest by swinging his arms and attempting to kick at officers with his feet. One officer was bitten in the hand by the suspect. Two of the three officers reported injuries. Quick was eventually detained and placed inside a patrol car. While handcuffed inside the cruiser, he allegedly kicked the dash and a mounting bracket for a laptop computer causing damage.
Quick was charged with breaking and entering to terrorize or injure, habitual assault, resisting a public officer, injury to property and assault on a law enforcement officer causing injury.
Quick was held on a $250,000 secured bond at the Johnston County Jail. One of the two officers underwent medical treatment after the incident. The female domestic assault victim sustained minor injuries.