1 arrested, 1 suspect sought in severe beating

Published 10:09 am Thursday, January 2, 2020

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One person has been arrested and another sought for the severe beating of a man last October.

Samuel Jason Smith was arrested Dec. 23 for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries, assault inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy. He was arrested at his residence on Edgewood Circle. His bond was set at $250,000.

Felony warrants have been issued for Rhiannon Danyelle McCorkle. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Davie Sheriff’s Detective Chad Hemmings at 336-751-5547 or chemmings@dcsonc.com.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected, said Sheriff J.D. Hartman.

On Oct. 21, the assault was reported at a residence on Edgewood Circle involving multiple subjects. Deputies arrived at about 11 p.m., and found the victim, Jason Arnold Lambert, severely beaten with major wounds to his head and body.

Lambert was transported to Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, where he was admitted to the neurological ICU. He was in serious condition four days.