Craven County sheriff deputies arrested a man and womanThursday after she allegedly hit him with a baseball bat and he responded by reaching for his gun.


Craven County sheriff deputies arrested a man and womanThursday after she allegedly hit him with a baseball bat and he responded by reaching for his gun.



Bradley Alexander Adams, 25, of Harlowe, was charged with assault on a female, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and discharging a firearm within an occupied dwelling. Jamie Pohoresky, 24, of Harlowe, was charged with simple assault.



Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette said the arrests stemmed from a domestic argument that got out of control at the pair’s home at 124 Great Oaks Court, which is off Swamp Road in the Harlowe section of eastern Craven County.



“Evidently she had struck him with a baseball bat and he went to retrieve a firearm,” Monette said. “He didn’t point it at her, but when he laid it down, it discharged into the wall.”



She had left the residence and contacted law enforcement from the nearby Dollar General on N.C. 101 in Harlowe.



Authorities were initially called to the home at 11:24 a.m. Thursday with the caller stating that a man had “pistol whipped” her and the gun had discharged, Monette said. The caller said the man left the scene in a tan Mazda passenger car and was in possession of both a pistol and a shotgun.



Havelock police and Craven deputies responded, along with an ambulance from the Havelock Fire and Rescue Department.



Monette said that Adams was out looking for Pohoresky when Havelock police and Craven deputies spotted him and pulled him over on a dirt road off N.C. 101 about a half-mile from Ferry Road. Havelock Police Lt. John Austin and Craven deputy Sgt. M. Lawhorn drew their handguns as Adams was ordered to exit the vehicle with his hands raised. Havelock officer Frederick Hasbargen cuffed him.



Deputies then returned to the home to conduct an investigation and subsequently arrested Pohoresky, Monette said.



Adams and Pohoresky were taken to the Craven County Jail, Monette said.



“They will both be held for 48 hours because it is domestic-related charges and they will have a first appearance (Friday) in district court and the judge will set the bond at that time,” Monette said.



Adams has previous convictions for felony possession, selling and delivering marijuana, felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods dating back to 2006, according to the N.C. Department of Corrections website.



Pohoresky has convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession and underage drinking.