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Spanking suspect out of jail

Published On: Jun 13 2013 06:21:28 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2013 07:53:37 PM CDT
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CRAVEN COUNTY -

A New Bern was jailed for allegedly spanking his neighbor's 5-year-old son.

James Dixon, 60, allegedly used his hand to hit the boy's bottom several times.

Dixon, of McKinley Avenue in New Bern, is charged with assault on a child under 12; he's now out of jail.

The incident happened in late May.

Dixon could not be reached for comment.