Around 12:30 AM Sunday morning, Kinston Police responded to a report of a person tampering with motor vehicles in a parking lot on the 100 block of W. Gordon Street. The responding officers did not find anyone matching the description given by the caller. However, the officers did find 57-year-old Jeffrey Hill of Kinston lying on the ground with injuries to his face. Hill was taken to UNC Lenoir and then transported to Vidant Medical Center where he was last listed in critical condition.
Anyone in the area that may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.