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December 1, 2009

Wal-Mart manager assaulted

Shopper tries to return baby crib

A man trying to return a baby crib took a scary turn last Tuesday when the man began to allegedly assault a Wal-Mart official.

According to police, at 1:28 p.m. the man returning the recalled baby crib stepped behind the counter becoming belligerent demanding a refund. Police say the man then began making threats to Wal-Mart Manager Scott Napier.

According to police, William Absher II, 31, of Morehead then allegedly head butted Napier, knocking his glasses off and then shoving him before being held to the ground by other employees until the police got there.

According to police, because the incident was a misdemeanor committed not in their presence, Absher had to be escorted by the MPD off the Wal-Mart premises. A warrant for his arrest was then served by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. Absher was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center.

Absher is charged with fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief third-degree. According to police, Napier is in good condition.

The incident is under investigation by MPD officer James Sergeant.

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