HARDIN COUNTY - A Lumberton man has been charged with aggravated assault family violence for allegedly beating his wife with a belt.
The Lumberton Ledger reports, 35 year old Royce Lee, Jr was booked into the Hardin County Jail on September 18, after officers responded to a 911 call in which a disturbance could be heard in the background.
Lee allegedly refused to open the door, forcing police to kick it in, out of concern for the woman's safety.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries to her face.
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