Baseball bat beating leaves victim in serious condition

CARTERET COUNTY - The suspect in a brutal baseball bat beating remains in jail in Carteret County.

Kevin Wells, 24, used a baseball bat to beat Shawn Dixon at Zingo's Express gas station Saturday afternoon, according to a Carteret County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

Zingo's is on the 2500 block of Highway 101, outside Beaufort.

The beating was the culmination of an argument; the victim and suspect know each other, the spokesperson said.

Dixon suffered severe head injuries and was airlifted to a Greenville hospital.

A hospital official says Dixon was in serious condition Sunday night.

Wells is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury; he's due in court on Tuesday.

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