Chocowinity commissioner facing assault charges


CHOCOWINITY, Beaufort County - A Chocowinity commissioner is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a woman.

Pitt County deputies said they were called to a home on Joe Stocks Road on New Year's Eve. A woman said she was choked by John Curtis Jenkins Jr., 27, after an argument.

Jenkins was elected to his position in Chocowinity back in November. He was arrested and is facing a handful of charges.

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