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James Charlie Parker
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Hickory Man Charged With Assaulting Medical Personnel

45-year-old James Charlie Parker II of Country Valley Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 7) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of assault on medical emergency personnel and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, a Public Safety Officer responded to UNC Health Blue Ridge on South Sterling Street in reference to an assault. The officer made contact with individuals who told them that the suspect assaulted medical staff by slapping them in the face. The suspect also reportedly spit in the face of one of the employees.

Parker was brought to the Burke County Jail under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 29 in Morganton.