A N.C. man was recently charged with hitting his girlfriend in the head with a television. Among others, he was charged with Assault With A Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. What about Battery? Can a television be a deadly weapon? First, a deadly weapon does not have to be an object that is inherently dangerous like a gun or knife. A deadly weapon can be any object that is used or has has the potential to cause serious injury. Second, North Carolina does not have a Battery statute. The North Carolina General Statutes that cover Assault are N.C.G.S. 14-32 and N.C.G.S 14-33.