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SURF CITY,NC - Authorities in Pender County said the man wanted for an assault on a taxi driver over the weekend has turned himself into a mental health facility. Video released from a Surf City cab comany shows the brutal beating on one of its drivers over the weekend.Now, the suspect from the video has identified himself as 30-year-old Adam Kinosh. Kinosh is a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune. Surf City police said that Gy. Sgt. Kinosh was picked up at the Trailer Bar; the timestamp on the video displays the time of the assault as around 1 a.m. Sunday. The video was released by Island Cab Company owner Rex Bowen. A driver of that cab has been identified as Charles Hawkesworth. According to Brittany Ann Schwartz, J.R.’s girlfriend, Hawkensworth received multiple fractures to his face including a broken bone under his eye socket, and bones around his sinuses. Police investigators believe that Kinosh thought he was being ripped off on the cab fare, and that's what led to the assault. Kinish has not yet been arrested, but police expect him to be charged with assault inflicting injury and communicating threats. Monday morning, Kinosh was at the Oak Mental Evaluation Center.
In: Regional News, WTF
Tags: taxi, driver, attacked, beaten, dash cam, north carolina, usa
Location: North Carolina, United States (load item map)
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