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Two arrested in connection with fight between rival motorcycle gangs


Two men have been arrested in connection with a fight at a gas station between rival motorcycle gangs on Saturday.

Police said the fight is related to a shooting later that night outside an Owen Drive hotel that left three people dead and three others injured.

The fight, which occurred in the parking lot of a gas station on Owen Drive, was between rival gang members, police said. When officers responded to the call, no one who was involved in the incident was at the scene. One person was seriously injured, police said.

Dalton Emmanuel Laperriere, 26, of the 2400 block of Government Road in Clayton, and Kerry Helms Lawing, 49, of the 2300 block of Wilmington Highway, have been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy, police said.

Laperriere received a $5,000 unsecured bond. Lawing received a $25,000 secured bond and is in the Cumberland County Detention Center. 

Local and federal authorities are investigating the fight at the gas station and the shooting in the parking lot of the Baymont Ramada.

Police previously said the shooting occurred during a “confrontation’’ between members of the Hells Angels, the Red Devils, the Infamous Ryders and the La Familia motorcycle gangs.

Three people were killed in the shooting.

William Franklin Davis Sr., 42, of Fayetteville, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Keith Allan Dickey, 37, of Lumber Bridge, and Donald Dillenbeck, 49, of Vestal, New York, died later at the hospital, police said.

The names of those injured have not been released.

Police said detectives are reviewing footage from city-owned cameras as part of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective R. Vernon at 910-729-2525 or Crimestoppers at 910- 483-TIPS (8477). 

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