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Shot fired during Da Bayou brawl

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Police have obtained arrest warrants for two men following a weekend fight at Da Bayou restaurant in downtown Wilson.

According to police reports, officers responded to the 124 Barnes St. eatery at 12:10 a.m. Sunday and found Myles C. Jenkins, 25, with several cuts on his body. Police said the Greensboro man got into a fight with 25-year-old Dustin B. Edwards of Wilson inside the restaurant.

Jenkins was escorted out of the restaurant, but he continued to be combative, according to Wilson police spokesman Sgt. Steve Stroud. Jenkins allegedly punched a window at a nearby business, Pam’s Party Planning on Goldsboro Street, and was cut in the process.

Police said another patron, 52-year-old Dean R. Hawley of Sims, fired a handgun at the patio ceiling.

Hawley was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits. He was given a $1,000 secured bond.

Officers obtained warrants charging Jenkins with causing damage to real property and simple affray. He was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

Police also secured a warrant charging Edwards with simple affray, but he had not been arrested on the charge Monday afternoon.

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