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Night club worker charged with assaulting patron

Posted August 3, 2009 2:09 p.m. EDT

— 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.