Nicholas William Edwards

LAWRENCEVILLE – Nicholas William Edwards, 38, from Chase City is charged with assault and battery, destruction of property/vandalism, and brandishing a firearm on Sept. 28.

According to information provided by Administrative Captain Kent Washburn with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy C. M. Green responded to a call at a residence on Canaan Road, Brodnax, regarding a disturbance. The complainant said that family, friends and the next-door neighbors were on the back porch playing music and drinking before Edwards, her next door neighbor, became aggressive and began to fight with the parties on scene. Washburn said multiple parties had marks on them and Edwards was bleeding above his left eye. All parties were offered medical treatment but refused.

Washburn said during the altercation Edwards punched a female subject in her chest. Edwards also went through the storm door, breaking the glass. The complainant had not been drinking.

Washburn said the parties were separated. Edwards went to his residence and stated he would be back to end things. The complainants stated Edwards went back to his truck and pulled out a semi-automatic handgun. While walking across the backyard of his residence, they heard Nick rack the slide and put a round in the chamber of the handgun.

When Edwards went back to the residence he stated he was back to end things. His girlfriend attempted to get him back to their property and to get him to put the handgun away. After verbal arguments with parties on scene, Edwards and his girlfriend returned to their residence.

Washburn said all parties wanted to press charges on Edwards for assault. Deputy Peter and Sergeant Daniel stayed on scene to continue to speak with witnesses and obtain statements. Green gave the complainant a ride to the Meherrin River Regional Jail where she filled out a criminal complaint and testified in front of the magistrate.

Edwards provided a statement and the officers were able to recover the firearm that was used in the incident. The handgun was found under the dresser in the bedroom. The magazine had been removed but there was a live round found in the chamber.

The magistrate issues warrants and Edwards was arrested without incident. He was given a $5,000 unsecured bond.

To read the entire article pick up the Oct. 16, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.