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Bouncers charged with attempted murder

Posted June 24, 2008

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— Two bouncers at a Sanford bar have been charged with beating a customer with a metal chair and a pipe, police said.

William Nicholas Mabe, 30, of Sanford, and John Mark Evans, 31, of Holly Springs, were each charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Mabe was being held in the Lee County Jail without bond, and a $10,000 bond was set for Evans, police said.

Loren Dale Rose was beaten with a chair and a metal pipe at the Tiki Lounge, 105 E. Main St., on June 15, police said. He was taken to Central Carolina Hospital and was later transferred to UNC Hospitals, in Chapel Hill.

There was no word on Rose's condition Tuesday.

Police said they expect to charge a third person in the case.

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  • Whatever Geez Jun 27, 2008

    All in all, he shouldn't have been in there acting stupid.

  • kruck88 Jun 27, 2008

    Absolutely he deserved that at the least! You don't think he does for attacking a guy with a pole and knife!?!?

  • Cloudy Jun 26, 2008

    kruck88 &oldschooltarheel
    His left eye was gouged out of his head and sewn back in, he may not be able to see out of it again, but I guess you 2 would say he deserved it!

  • oldschooltarheel Jun 26, 2008

    Oh, the poor lil victim - bet he was going in only to ask to use the phone, & ordered a lemonade while waiting for a cab & then... he was terribly picked on, verbally assaulted & then PHYSICALLY assaulted - for NO REASON.
    Yeah right, some smart stuff troublemaker actually hit a buzzsaw. Yawn, too bad NC taxpayers will likely be footing his medical bill - better than footing illegals' bills I guess.

  • kruck88 Jun 26, 2008

    sww1rb,

    To start with they did call the cops. They arrived shortly after it all went down and arrested the friend of the "victim". So what do you suggest they do next time while they are waiting for the cops to show up? Let them in the bar so they can attack several people, maybe kill someone. Or not let them in and get beat with a pipe and stabbed with a knife while not defending them self’s? I do believe that if you felt your life was threatened and you had no where to go and had to fight for your life or to protect others you would have done the exact same. It's apparently ok for you to shoot someone with a gun and kill them if you feel threatened but if you fight back with your fist until you don't feel they are a threat anymore you are charged with attempted murder? Ridiculous I tell you.

  • hollylama Jun 26, 2008

    And thats why some counties are dry counties!

  • OrdinaryCitizen Jun 26, 2008

    "This story is almost totally false, the guy that got beaten pulled a knife on teh bouncers after he went into the club (after he shouldn't have been there) got drunk, and got kicked out...then he decided it would be smart to pull a knife on a guy thats 6'6" 395lbs......he deserved what he got"

    ----->I agree

  • rumbleehockey04 Jun 26, 2008

    This story is almost totally false, the guy that got beaten pulled a knife on teh bouncers after he went into the club (after he shouldn't have been there) got drunk, and got kicked out...then he decided it would be smart to pull a knife on a guy thats 6'6" 395lbs......he deserved what he got

  • something2say Jun 24, 2008

    Wow, there is definitely two sides to this story! If the victim really did bring that metal with him, I am guessing the bouncers don't have much to fear.

    To be honest, yes some bouncers do have a complex. In my years of college, most bouncers did their job and kept us peaceful types safe from raging crazy people. The only times it got out of control is when the raging did not stop and the bouncers got the alcohol free adrenaline flowing!

    Bottom line is if you are a mean drunk, don't go clubbing!

  • SingleLensReflex.SLR Jun 24, 2008

    it takes a lot of training to respond with the right amount of force and no more. Not everyone is Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse.. now that was a great movie. But lack of training is no excuse for an overabundance of brutality. I wasn't there and can't judge but am glad we have a legal system that at least tries to keep things sensible.

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