Two Camp Lejeune Marines on leave attacked by burglar fugitive

Kevin Darrell Fitts

Two US Marines on weekend leave in Tennessee were attacked by a man wanted in three counties on auto burglary and other charges.

Marines Michael Webb and Jacob Hawkins were home for the weekend from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune when they saw a man exiting their parked vehicle.

Harmon Duncan of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department said that the man “took a couple of swings at [the Marines] while holding a knife he took from the center console of [their] car.”

Webb reported that after a verbal confrontation, the man dropped the knife and fled into the woods, citing the man attacked them in an effort to escape into the darkness. The Marines did not take up pursuit.

Forty-six-year-old knifeman Kevin Darrell Fitts of Greeneville was later arrested on one count of aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment, nine counts of burglary, eight counts of auto burglary, two counts of theft of property and five counts of identity theft.

Prior to his arrest, Fitts was wanted in three counties for his crimes.

The Johnson City Press reports that Fitts appeared in Sessions Court on Friday. His case was bound over to Criminal Court.

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