Marine assaults cab driver over a shared fare

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SURF CITY, NC (WECT) – Camp Lejeune has released its first statement in regards to an incident involving a Marine, who is accused of attacking a Surf City cab driver over the weekend. The incident was caught on video inside the taxi.

"We are aware of the circumstances surrounding the incident involving one of our gunnery sergeants, and we are fully cooperating with local officials to get to the bottom of this matter quickly and efficiently," said Col. James Glynn, commanding officer of Marine Special Operations School, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, in an emailed release. "Our thoughts go out to the cab driver and his family and we hope he has a speedy recovery."

Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead said warrants have been obtained against 30-year-old Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh in the beating of driver Charles Hawkesworth Jr. Kinosh can not be served until he is released from a psychiatric hospital. He entered the hospital after the incident.

The statement from Glynn also points out that Lejeune can't discuss the incident or charges until the Surf City Police Department's investigation is complete. Glynn says they will help police in the effort.

Video from inside the taxi cab shows Kinosh attacking the driver. The attack happened early Sunday morning. The stamp on the video said it happened just after 1:00 Sunday morning on North New River Road between Third and Fourth Streets.

Rex Bowen, owner of Island Taxi, told WECT.com Sunday night that Hawkesworth has been released from the hospital and recovering at home. He said the victim suffered multiple fractures to his face and received about 15 stitches. Hawkesworth told WECT.com he will have to undergo surgery later this week in Raleigh.

Island Taxi suspended operations Sunday, according to Bowen. He explained the business no longer provides shared rides, because of the incident.

"We used to pick up a couple people if they were all going in the same direction," he said.

Before the attack, the owner installed video cameras into all of his cabs to ensure the safety of his drivers and passengers. He said he's been in business for five years and this is the first time one of his drivers has ever been assaulted.

"It's disappointing that something like this would happen and I would have to change. We try to be a friendly business," he said.

Hawkesworth filed arrest warrants for the man who attacked him, according to Bowen.

"He is a danger," said Bowen.

According to Chief Halstead, Kinosh will be charged with two counts of assault inflicting serious injury and one count of communicating threat. He said the Marine checked himself into a psychiatric hospital and are waiting until he's released to serve the warrants.

Detective Claxton, the lead on the case, is working with the Onslow County District Attorney's office to see if felony warrents will be issued. According to Chief Halstead, if the injury is severe enough, a felony charge is likely but that will be determined once medical records are received and the surgery is complete. Hawkesworth's surgery is scheduled for Thursday.

Police said Kinosh is assigned to Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Stone Bay. Bowen said the fact that the suspect is a Marine makes the situation even more disturbing.

"It just amazes me that the guy flipped the way he did . I understand he's checked himself into a mental institution to avoid prosecution. That bothers me even more," Bowen said.
Video of the beating in the Link.
 

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That is one unhinged individual, IMO. Combined with alcohol and instant asshole.
 

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I have to say, I giggle a little when the cabbie said "you fucking hit me in the face."

That marine feller was a mite cross.
 

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I will treat anyone who has been in the army with respect. That's all I am going to say. I could give a crap that you're in a wheelchair or whatever but if you served - respect
 

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I will treat anyone who has been in the army with respect. That's all I am going to say. I could give a crap that you're in a wheelchair or whatever but if you served - respect
I guess you didnt bother to read the story or watch the 4 minute video. The cabbie was nothing but polite to the marine and it got him a broken orbital socket and an appointment with a plastic surgeon.
 

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If that was me being assaulted, I would have plunged a knife into the fuckos throat.
 

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I guess you didnt bother to read the story or watch the 4 minute video. The cabbie was nothing but polite to the marine and it got him a broken orbital socket and an appointment with a plastic surgeon.
When was the last time you did something for our great nation? That's all I'm saying.
 

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It looks like Sergeant Ragey can't handle his booze.

Have fun managing your anger in Leavenworth, fucko.
 

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When was the last time you did something for our great nation? That's all I'm saying.
I did five years... four of them in one of the military's most elite units.

And I say fuck this jerkoff... he's a disgrace to the uniform. Tear it off him and toss him in a cage.
 

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When was the last time you did something for our great nation? That's all I'm saying.
I pay my taxes and try to be a considerate and rational human being when it comes to other people. I dont give two fucks what this dude did or what he signed up for, to assault a civilian who is simply doing his job is fucking disgusting any way you slice it. I respect people that deserve respect regardless of what they have done in life unless they do not deserve respect. This shitstain falls into the latter category 100%. Military service is not carte blanche to be a dickhead.
 

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Not sure if serious.
The rage displayed was completely over the top for the alleged transgression (cab driver touching him.)

I have similar reactions when ever people come close to hitting my vehicle.
 

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The rage displayed was completely over the top for the alleged transgression (cab driver touching him.)

I have similar reactions when ever people come close to hitting my vehicle.
Yeah, but I don't see PTSD there though. I just see some crazy fuck.
 

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And how does it look to your highly-trained eye there, Sigmund Freud?
No my rage issues are from multiple car accidents. A couple of head ons (I should be dead) and a crappy low speed rear ender.

If some asshole runs a four way stop sign, while I'm moving through the intersection, I rage just as bad as Mr. Marine.

I haven't reached the point where I've assaulted someone. Yet. I'm sure some fuck face will clip me and then its blind raging time.
 

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I haven't reached the point where I've assaulted someone.
Then your situations are completely different.

If you think it's only a matter of time before your situations are similar... then seek help... immediately.
 

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No my rage issues are from multiple car accidents. A couple of head ons (I should be dead) and a crappy low speed rear ender.

If some asshole runs a four way stop sign, while I'm moving through the intersection, I rage just as bad as Mr. Marine.

I haven't reached the point where I've assaulted someone. Yet. I'm sure some fuck face will clip me and then its blind raging time.
I still don't see how this makes this guy's actions a result of PTSD. Sounds more like straight anger issues.
 

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Wearing the uniform is not a free pass to be a fucktard.
Matter of fact... putting on the uniform sets you to a higher standard of behavior. I'll give civilians a pass for the same sorts of douchey, assholish behavior that I'll call a member of the military out on.

Drunk and stupid college kid... "Meh, it's a drunk, stupid college kid."

Drunk and stupid military kid in uniform... "Hey! Behave yourself, dickwad!"