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Man convicted of 2016 assault following three-day trial

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was convicted on assault charges last week after a three-day trial in Rowan County Superior Court.

Jeremiah Eagle Peacock, 35, received a suspended sentence of three years of probation on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony habitual misdemeanor assault.

After the verdict was handed down, Judge Lori Hamilton postponed judgment on the habitual assault charge and sentenced Peacock on the felony assault charge.

Peacock was ordered to serve five months in jail and comply with several conditions while on supervised probation. He could have received a minimum of 29 months to a maximum of 44 months in prison.

On July 26, 2016, deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office responded to Earnhardt Road after a call that Peacock was causing a disturbance. When deputies arrived, they discovered that Peacock had stabbed someone who was in the process of demolishing a vacant house.

A witness said he saw Peacock curse at the victim and try to stop the demolition of the house. The witness called 911 for assistance.

Peacock was previously convicted of two separate counts of assault on a female, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said in a statement she appreciates the work of Assistant District Attorney Kristina Scally in the trial, the investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, and the cooperation of the victim who testified in court.

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