04/23/14 — Goldsboro police officer assaulted by suspect

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Goldsboro police officer assaulted by suspect

By John Joyce
Published in News on April 23, 2014 1:46 PM

A Goldsboro police officer assaulted in the 900 block of South Slocumb Street during the apprehension of a suspect Tuesday night suffered only scrapes and bruises.

Jonathan Junior Oneal, 24, of 808 Heather Ann Lane, is charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer, assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated possession of marijuana.

Oneal was in possession of 35 grams of marijuana, according to a police report. He is being held in the Wayne County Jail under an $11,000 secured bond.

Oneal allegedly struck officer Mathew Marino in the face and threw a bicycle against another officer's patrol car as he tried to escape on foot.

Officers chased Oneal, who stopped running when threatened with being hit with a Taser, Maj. Mike West said.

"He laid right down at the sight of the Taser," West said.

West said Marino needed some peroxide and Band-Aids for the scrapes to his elbows and knee, but that he finished his shift and will miss no time.