A man accused of fleeing the scene after beating a girlfriend with a blunt object was arrested following a joint manhunt by Pitt County authorities.

Shortly after 8:45 a.m. on May 9, deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic incident in the 1900 block of King Drive, south of Stantonsburg Road, in the Bell Arthur area, according to a news release from the office and an incident report from the time.

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