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More charges possible after man injured in Selma bar fight dies

Posted September 28, 2010 6:36 p.m. EDT

— A Four Oaks man who was injured at a Selma nightclub 10 days ago has died, and police said Tuesday that they might pursue additional charges against his alleged assailant.

Clinton Alexander Massengill, 23, went to Club Riptide, on U.S. Highway 301 South, on Sept. 18 with family and friends. Police said he was hit in the face at the club, and he fell to the floor, hitting his head on the concrete.

Brian Wayne Bailey, 25, of Whitley Road in Middlesex, was charged after the incident with assault inflicting serious injury.

Massengill died Sunday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, and Selma police and the State Bureau of Investigation are reviewing the case to determine whether charges against Bailey should be upgraded.

Police said they are awaiting autopsy results from the State Medical Examiner's Office before consulting with the Johnston County District Attorney's Office.