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Judge: Marine allowed to leave state to enter rehab facility

By Mahsa Saeidi, Reporter
Published On: Dec 04 2012 07:04:55 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 04 2012 03:57:55 PM CST

An Onslow County judge allows a Marine accused of assaulting a cab driver to enter a rehab facility out of state.  Tuesday in a pretrial release hearing, a judge decided that Adam Kinosh, a Camp Lejeune Marine, could go to an unsecured mental health and patient facility; Marine Corps officials, however, must check on him daily.

Investigators believe the Gunnery Sergeant is the man caught on taxi dash-cam video from the early morning hours of September 10. The video, released by Island Taxi Cab Company owner Rex Bowen, showed a verbal argument between the driver and the man in the passenger seat. That argument, the video showed, turned physically violent in Surf City.

The driver of that cab, Charles Hawkesworth, 26, suffered multiple facial fractures. Hawkesworth's former boss, Bowen said Hawkesworth will be in court Tuesday.