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New Bern man arrested in Raleigh; faces assault and drug charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A New Bern man was arrested in Raleigh last week and charged with assault on a female, according to court documents.

An affidavit said Capresha Morris, the long-time girlfriend of 22-year-old Gerard Jennett, said the two were arguing. She told officers that Jennett physically assaulted her by pushing her around the apartment.

When Jennett wouldn't stop, Morris armed herself with a knife. Court documents indicate Jennett grabbed her by the forearms, and when he wouldn't let go, she cut him on the arm with the knife.

Jennett fled the apartment to drive himself to Duke Raleigh Hospital. The affidavit said officers saw a "large amount of blood" in the apartment.

Jennett, after being treated, told officers he believed his girlfriend wasn't being faithful in their relationship. He said he watched Morris "retrieve a knife and then start attacking."

Documents said that officers, upon executing a search warrant for Jennett's vehicle, found a gun, ammunition, a ballistic vest, about an ounce of marijuana, sandwich bags, and a digital scale.

Jennett is charged with assault on a female, felony possession of marijuana, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver.

Jennett's residence address is listed as Rocky Run Road in New Bern. He was arrested on Navaho Drive in Raleigh.


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