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Carolina Beach PD: Man wanted for seriously beating elderly man with two hammers

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A man is wanted out of Carolina Beach for allegedly assaulting an elderly man, leaving him with serious injuries.

The Carolina Beach Police Department says officers responded to the 300 block of Carolina Beach Ave. North around 9 a.m. on April 22.

Joshua Jamal Kharrat, 31, is wanted on one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries.

Police say a 76-year-old man and Kharrat got into an argument that ended with Kharrat hitting the victim with two hammers. As of Thursday, the victim is still in the hospital with serious injuries.

If you know any information, call the CBPD at (910) 458-2540 or 911.

According to the NC Department of Public Safety, Kharrat has a criminal record dating back to 2008. He has been convicted for crimes including robbery, breaking and entering, and assault.

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