State v. Jones, ___ N.C. App. ___, 829 S.E.2d 507 (Jun. 4, 2019)

A defendant cannot be convicted of two assault offenses (here, assault by pointing a gun and assault with a deadly weapon) based on a single assault. For a defendant to be charged with multiple counts of assault, there must be multiple assaults; this requires evidence of a distinct interruption in the original assault followed by a second assault. Here, the charges arose from actions that occurred in rapid succession without interruption.

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