22-year-old Christopher Alexander Cratch of Kinston, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 26) on felony counts of assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation, simple assault, and assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age.
Cratch is accused of assaulting hospital staff at Frye Regional Medical Center. One victim is listed as a 65-year-old male.
Cratch was taken into custody without incident at the hospital. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $70,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.