A homeless man is accused of assaulting someone at a Carteret County hotel.
Pine Knoll Shores Police were called to a disturbance at the Hampton Inn Saturday night.
Police arrested 44-year-old Bruce Vance Warren, Junior. They said he had a gun but did not fire it.
Residents in the area say neighbors look out for unusual activity like this.
"We are very aware of who lives in our community and we maintain a type of a vigilance for each other," Patsy Campbell said. "If you're not here, I'm watching your house. If I notice something I'm going to tell on, you know, if there's anything out of order."
Warren is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.