44-year-old Richard Aaron Blankenship of Chester Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (May 12) on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a public officer, assault on a female, communicating threats, two domestic violence protective order violations and contempt of court.
After his arrest, Blankenship was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center where he was held without bond due to the domestic nature of the charges against him. Bond on the other charges was set at $26,000, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court on May 27 and again on June 3, both in Lenoir.