Man accused of hatchet-hammer assault in downtown Raleigh

From staff reportsOctober 24, 2013 

— A Raleigh man is accused of attacking another man with a carpenter’s hatchet-hammer in the downtown area.

Billy Junior Morrison, 46, and Kevin Grant Holman, 50, squared off and shoved each other at 219 S. Wilmington Street on Thursday, according to an arrest warrant. Morrison attacked Holman with a hatchet-hammer, intending to kill him, the warrant charges.

Morrison, of 4217 Greencastle Court, Apt. C, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and two misdemeanors – carrying a concealed weapon and simple affray.

He was being held at the Wake County Detention Center on $31,000 bail as of Thursday night, according to digital police records.

Morrison previously was convicted of: misdemeanor assault involving serious injury in 2004; assault on a female in 2005; felony forgery in 2001; fraud in 1997; forgery in 1991; forgery and a felony drug violations in 1990; felony breaking and entering in 1986; and larceny after breaking and entering in 1983, according to Department of Public Safety records. He is described in an arrest report as self-employed.

Holman, of 3115 Calvary Drive, also was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct and simple affray, both misdemeanors.

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