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Man dies after assault


 

(Updated Apr. 13, 3:50 p.m.)      

Sheriff says man was strangled
until he lost unconsciousness
 

A man who was hospitalized after an assault earlier this month has died. Officers said the assault stemmed from a domestic dispute.

On Friday, April 3, 2015, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Alexander County 911 received a call to respond to a residence located on Lori Lane off Rodney Lane, which runs off Liberty Grove Church Road in the Ellendale Community, in reference to a domestic dispute. Officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol as backup responded to the residence and found John Lewis Minor, age 54 of Taylorsville, unresponsive, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman.

Officers with Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol immediately began CPR until emergency personnel arrived.  EMS paramedics were then notified to respond to the residence, where they then transported Minor to Frye Regional Medical Center. He was in ICU in critical condition for several days and then died Thursday, April 9, said Sheriff Bowman. 

Persons arrested in connection with the case include David Ralph Reames, age 53 of Taylorsville, and Justen Roy Bradey, age 29 of Taylorsville.

Reames has been charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He was placed under a $60,000 secured bond and a first appearance was held Monday, April 6, 2015, in Alexander County District Court. At that time, he was appointed an attorney, Kimberly S. Taylor, and the case was continued until April 20, 2015.

Bradey has been charged with assault by strangulation and assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He was placed under a $75,000 secured bond and a first appearance was held on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Alexander County District Court, where Robert LaMontagne was appointed to represent him. His case is continued until April 20, 2015.

This case is still under investigation.

 

Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Elisa Minor SadlerSubmitted: 4/16/2015
These two men have destroyed many lives by their act.. I lost my brother.. I hope the justice system prevails on this case.


Submitted By: e curtisSubmitted: 4/9/2015
Now that John Minor has died today will those 2 be charged with murder? They should be.


Submitted By: stacySubmitted: 4/9/2015
john lewis minor died today at about 11:30 am


 
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