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UPDATED: Wilmington teen charged with kidnapping, assault and attempted murder

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Michael Hutton

Michael Hutton

An 18-year-old Wilmington man has been charged with multiple assault charges, kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.

Michael Hutton was arrested Friday night and charged with assault on a female and assault inflicting serious bodily injury in an incident reported at 9:30 p.m. at 76 Northwood Drive, according to Samantha Dooies, assistant to District Attorney Ben David.

Hutton was released under a $6,000 secured bond on the original charges but was re-arrested after additional charges were filed Tuesday.

Hutton has also been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation, Dooies said.

The victim in the case is a 17-year-old girl, according to Wilmington Police Department Cpl. Leslie Irving. (Port City Daily does not publish victims’ names.)

According to warrants, Hutton is accused of striking the victim with a closed fist repeatedly in the head and assaulting her numerous other times by striking her in the head, which caused brain swelling that required surgery and sedation.

At the time the warrant was obtained, the victim was in critical condition. New Hanover Regional Medical Center Spokeswoman Carolyn Fisher said the victim’s condition has been upgraded to fair.

The assault caused the victim “serious internal damage to the brain,” warrants state.

During his first court appearance in New Hanover County District Court on Tuesday, District Judge Becky Blackmore gave Hutton a $1 million secured bond.

If Hutton were to post the $1 million bond, he would be required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, Blackmore ordered.

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Posted by on May 27, 2014. Filed under Crime,Local News,New Hanover County,Wilmington. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Responses to UPDATED: Wilmington teen charged with kidnapping, assault and attempted murder

  1. The Sand Reply

    May 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This little boy deserves to have the book thrown at him. His victim is in critical condition and cannot move one side of her body. She had to undergo emergency brain surgery upon arriving at the emergency room.

    One can only hope his fellow inmates give him a healthy helping of the same atrocities he inflicted on his victim.

    Can’t wait for his parents to publicly exclaim “He’s a good kid!”

  2. Maddie Reply

    May 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

    sounds like a serial killer in the making. Glad to see the million bond..

  3. Maddie Reply

    May 29, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Why is my comment I made a day or so ago still awaiting moderation? Does anyone really monitor? or you only want comments you like?

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