RALEIGH – An Onslow County man is in critical condition Friday after being beaten with a baseball bat.
Justin Owens was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with severe head injuries. The sheriff's office says the attack happened early Thursday near the intersection of Highway 172 and County Club Road in Sneads Ferry.
Six suspects are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.
The suspects are expected to make their first court appearance Friday.