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Police searching for man who punched Wilmington Fire Chief in the face, twice

The suspect has a long history of felony convictions.

Police are searching for Chadrick Tywain Conyers-Hall, 27, for punching Wilmington Fire Chief Cecil Martinette in the face. (Port City Daily photo / Wilmington Police Department)
Police are searching for Chadrick Tywain Conyers-Hall, 27, for punching Wilmington Fire Chief Cecil Martinette in the face. (Port City Daily photo / Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department is searching for Chadrick Tywain Conyers-Hall, a convicted felon who physically assaulted Wilmington Fire Chief Cecil Martinette.

Conyers-Hall, 27, allegedly assaulted Martinette on Tuesday, Dec. 11, around 6 p.m. Martinette had responded to a traffic crash near the intersection of 16th and Dock streets; Conyers-Hall was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved, which is how WPD was able to identify him.

According to the WPD, Martinette was seated in his vehicle when Conyers-Hall approached him and punched him twice in the face — it is not clear was incited Conyers-Hall to violence.

According to North Carolina Department of Public Safety records, Conyers-Hall has a long criminal history, with numerous convictions for burglary, breaking and entering, larceny, possession, and assault on a female; he recently finished an 11-month sentence in New Hanover County for felony possession and assaulting an officer. His probationary period ended just over a month ago.

Martinette was treated for minor injuries and released later that evening.

Anyone with information on Conyers-Hall’s whereabouts is asked to please use Text-a-tip or call 910-343-3609.

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