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James Phillip Robinson
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Man Charged With Assaulting Medical Worker

24-year-old James Phillip Robinson of Spainhour Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (July 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault on emergency medical personnel.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday Morganton Public Safety Officers were dispatched to UNC Health Blue Ridge in reference to an assault. Robinson allegedly assaulted a 36-year-old man at the hospital.

Robinson was taken into custody and placed in the Burke County Jail under $5,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 18). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.