Walmart fight ends in injuries, arrests

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A five-person brawl at the Broadway Walmart Express on Thursday night left two people injured and at least four people charged with assault.

James Noeth, of the 100 block of Romas Drive, Broadway (Harnett County), was LifeFlighted to UNC Hospital at Chapel Hill for a head injury after a verbal dispute escalated into a full-blown donnybrook outside of Walmart Express, located at 112 N. Main St., according to Broadway Police Chief Todd Hinnant.

Others involved in the fray were Andy Hicks Jr., Robert Noeth and Skylar Windham, all of the 100 block of Romas Drive, and Darrell Buchanan, of Buckhorn Road, Hinnant said.

The police have warrants to serve Buchanan for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury and assault by pointing a gun, according to Hinnant. Buchanan was taken to Central Carolina Hospital for a head injury and then transported to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Both James Noeth and Buchanan were in stable condition Friday afternoon, Hinnant said.

Robert Noeth and Windham both were charged with simple assault, and Hicks was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury, according to Hinnant.

The fight stemmed from an ongoing argument about a woman, Hinnant said.

The Broadway Police Department responded to the incident with assistance from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Fear Fire Department and emergency medical personnel.