CHOCOWINITY, N.C. — A North Carolina town official and his brother are charged in connection with an assault.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office told local media outlets that Chocowinity Town Commissioner John “Curt” Jenkins Jr. is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. John Aaron Matthew Jenkins is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the alleged assault stemmed from an argument between the victim and a relative of the Jenkins brothers. The victim said he was knocked to the ground by one of the suspects, while the other suspect kicked him.

Both brothers are free on bond. It’s not known if they have attorneys. John Jenkins has denied the allegations.

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