A Vale man has been charged with assaulting his brother in Lincolnton. 

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged David Faulkner, 44, of Vale with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to a press release.

Faulkner was arrested on May 31 following being dispatched to a call at the Home Run Market on East Highway 27 about the alleged assault.

The caller said the victim, Denver resident Douglas Faulkner, had been assaulted by his brother, David Faulkner. Deputies said the incident started during an argument between the two brothers when they met at the convenience store. The incident turned physical when David Faulkner assaulted his brother with a vehicle door, according to officers. The victim suffered a serious laceration to the side of his head, causing a severe injury to his ear. The victim was transported to CaroMont Medical Center in Gastonia for treatment. The incident was over a long-standing family dispute, according to deputies.

Deputies said David Faulkner fled the scene but was apprehended by Lincolnton Police officers a short time later. He was turned over to deputies and was taken to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed.  Faulkner taken before a Lincoln County magistrate, where he was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.  He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center, where he was processed and released after posting a $10,000 secured bond.

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