Man charged with severely beating another

CUMBERLAND COUNTY Jeremy Sturtz, 31, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.

Sturtz allegedly beat 25-year-old Steven Wayne Page of Linden following an argument. Page was found unconscious by Sheriff's Deputies near Wall and Hillsboro Streets in Linden around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

Page was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he remains unconscious and in serious condition. He is suffering from facial lacerations, fractures and a subdural hematoma.

Sturtz is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Detention Center Courtroom.

Investigators say additional arrests and charges are expected.

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