State v. Garrison, 252 N.C. App. 170 (Jan. 15, 2013)

In a habitual misdemeanor assault case, the trial court erred by failing to instruct the jury that the defendant’s assault under G.S. 14-33 must have inflicted physical injury. However, given the uncontroverted evidence regarding the victim’s injuries, the error did not rise to the level of plain error.