A man is in the hospital after being struck in the head with a baseball bat during an argument in Alexander County. The attack reportedly occurred during a dispute over politics. The incident happened last Tuesday night while the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama was on television. According to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office 40 year old Gregory Lynn Carter of Taylorsville is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The victim was an acquaintance of the suspect.
Clintonite Stabs Obama Supporter
According to a criminal complaint, a copy of which you'll find here, the 41-year-old Shurelds, an Obama supporter, told Ortiz that the Illinois senator was "trashing" Clinton (apparently in regard to recent primary and caucus results). Ortiz, a Clinton supporter, replied that "Obama was not a realist." While not exactly fighting words, the verbal political tiff led to some mutual choking and punching. And, allegedly, a stabbing in the abdomen.