Deputies have charged a suspect for allegedly cracking a man's skull with a baseball bat.
According to investigators, Cody William Radford assaulted William Murray in Onslow County in late June. The victim suffered not only a cracked skull, but also swelling of the brain, deputies said.
There was no word on the victim's condition or what sparked the alleged attack.
Radford was arrested on July 5 and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and felony conspiracy.