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Man arrested and charged for breaking the hip of a 55-year-old WOMAN

A Jacksonville man is in jail after officials say they arrested him for allegedly breaking the right hip, blackening the right eye and bruising ribs and the right arm of a 55-year-old woman.

Jacksonville Police Department said on March 30, they arrested and charged Dennis Clay Settlemire, 62, of Sophie Drive in Jacksonville with assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Police warrants say Settlemire is accused of breaking the right hip, blackening the right eye and bruising ribs and the right arm of a 55-year-old female.

The alleged assault happened on March 28 but the victim called 9-1-1 on March 30 about the assault, which resulted in Settlemire’s arrest.

Settlemire remains in pre-trial confinement in the Onslow County Jail under a $20,000 bond and he will be represented by Jacksonville attorney Lee Britt.

Settlemire’s next court date is scheduled for April 23, 2018.

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