Officials: Man charged with attempted murder after trying to drown girlfriend in puddle


A man is facing several charges after attempting to drown his girlfriend in a mud puddle Saturday night, according to Lt. Ray Smith of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to 676 Theresa Drive in Washington around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night for a domestic assault. They found a woman that was hurt. She was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville by ambulance.

According to Smith, deputies found Kevin Ray Dunn, 51, walking down the street trying to leave the scene. Dunn was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault on a female and communicating threats. Dunn made his first appearance in Pitt County District Court Monday morning. His bail was set at $750,000.

Maj. Paula Dance with the PCSO said Dunn's girlfriend refused to give Dunn, who had already been drinking, more alcohol. Dance said Dunn became angry and tried to drown his girlfriend in a mud puddle by his carport.

Smith said this is the first time deputies were called out to that address. However, authorities say Dunn has a long history of domestic violence, though nothing involving the same victim was previously reported.

Authorities said Dunn also threatened his girlfriend's daughter when she arrived at the house in an effort to help her mother. The woman is expected to recover.

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