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Man found beaten on Wilson street

Posted February 18, 2011

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— Two Wilson men have been charged with beating an unconscious man who police found lying on a sidewalk Thursday afternoon.

Police said they charged Corey Lee Farmer, 39, and Patrick Desmond Farmer, 43, with assaulting Steven Antwon Pearce, 29, and Thomas Darnell Mann, 23.

Pearce was in critical condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville late Thursday. Mann was treated for minor injuries.

Police said that the suspects first got into a fight with Mann in the parking lot Tropicana Foods, at 603 Pender St., but all three men left the scene.

Police said that about a half-hour later, Mann and Pearce came to Corey Farmer's house at 610 Blount St., where he and Patrick Farmer seriously assaulted Pearce. The suspects drove away, but police arrested them at a traffic stop.

Corey Farmer and Patrick Farmer, of 512 Manchester St., were each charged with simple assault and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. They were placed under separate $100,000 secured bonds.

Corey Farmer was previously convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in 1999, according to state Department of Correction records. He served 9½ years in prison. Records state that he was also convicted of dealing drugs three times in the 1990s.

Patrick Farmer was convicted of simple assault in 2003 and of selling drugs in the early 1990s, DOC records show.

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  • saywhaaaaat Feb 18, 2011

    I swear.... get a life or a JOB! and stop being a menace to society..... I hate having to drive through that street to get to downtown. SCARES ME TO EVEN DO SO!

  • COPs eye Feb 18, 2011

    WRAL check your headline....whomever is approving these headlines needs to go back to the mailroom you make yourself look stupid

  • Red Green Feb 18, 2011

    rjbunn - Beat him that bad and you'd probably be up on charges too.

  • twnluv Feb 18, 2011

    "Two Wilson men have been charged with beating an unconscious man who police found lying on a sidewalk Thursday afternoon."

    They did NOT beat an unconscious man. They DID beat a man who then BECAME unconscious. Yeesh.

  • twnluv Feb 18, 2011

    Two Wilson men have been charged with beating an unconscious man who police found lying on a sidewalk Thursday afternoon.

  • wildcat Feb 18, 2011

    SENSELESS ACT.

  • littleriver69 Feb 18, 2011

    Imagine that?? Go figure.

  • seankelly15 Feb 18, 2011

    rjbunn - "...come to my house starting trouble and you most likely will end up in the hospital, ..."

    I can here the refrain from the "Village People"...

  • ncguy Feb 18, 2011

    amazed no one was shot..

  • rjbunn Feb 18, 2011

    Yup, missing something, come to my house starting trouble and you most likely will end up in the hospital, need more info to blame them guys for assault?

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