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Night club worker charged with assaulting patron

Posted August 3, 2009

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— Police officers arrested a night club employee after seeing him throw a patron onto the street early Saturday, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Officers said that while on foot patrol around 2 a.m., they saw the worker, Robert Edmonds, push a patron off the sidewalk outside Lucky's Night Club, 209 E. Fifth St. Trevor Hakanson, 24, landed face-first on the pavement of the street, police said.

Hakanson underwent surgery for several facial fractures at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Investigators said that Edmonds, 32, of Greenville, had put Hakanson in a chokehold and escorted him to the door. Hakanson lost consciousness while in the chokehold.

Edmonds was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. He was being held in the Pitt County Detention Center Monday under a $10,000 secured bond.


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  • Alexia.1 Aug 4, 2009

    What really happened here? Did the bouncer throw him into the street or did the bouncer push him off the sidewalk? Perhaps I just didn't read closely enough, but it didn't seem clear as to what happened.

  • Lyle Aug 4, 2009

    catalyst74, if you're still there? This is a bulletin board. I'm not writing my thesis. You must either know this thug or condone his behavior. Not much I can think of where a patron, no matter how intoxicated, needs to have his face fractured in multiple places. The cops should have been called. I always stick by my comments.

    Now run to teacher again............

  • dugmeister Aug 3, 2009

    uh.... not just your average ordinary 'witnesses'? Since they were the police who 'saw' it happen.

  • ma2345 Aug 3, 2009

    Wow I really got your panties in a wad.

  • prn13norm Aug 3, 2009

    Good post Samr. The bouncers that worked at the Longranch before it closed would try to intimidate the 18-21year olds in attnedance but when a grown man stood up to them they would run and hide behind the rent-a cops.

  • samr Aug 3, 2009

    It is my experience that bouncers come in two types: Those who know they're tough and therefore only get physical when absolutely necessary, and those who want to prove how tough they are and get physical at every opportunity. Having worked in several bars, you always prefer the former and not the latter. The bar owner now it probably facing some stiff civil liability for the injuries.

  • catalyst74 Aug 3, 2009

    I love how moronic one-liners with no real value other than the low-brow humor it holds to the one who posted it, gets allowed here. It's about as insightful as how to pour water out of a glass. Well Lyle, since you are obviously an expert on the topic of anthropology, perhaps you should have elaborated your comment to enlighten us more.

    Yes ma2345, Lawsuit indeed. It's easy enough to claim the guy who was thrown out was fighting back, but since there are witnesses stating the guy was passed out, there's no chance on that happening.

  • truthwchz Aug 3, 2009

    You know, I'd love to hear what the poor innocent victim's BAL was that night. If a bouncer throws you out of club then chances are you had it coming. Maybe just don't land on your face next time big boy....

  • Frank Downtown Aug 3, 2009

    College is paid for now!!

  • ma2345 Aug 3, 2009