By CALVIN ADKINS
THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
The Tarboro Police Department has charged twin brothers with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with a nightclub brawl that occurred on March 10.
In an unrelated incident, the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department arrested two for illegal drug activities.
According to a press release issued by the Tarboro Police Department, Ulises Fidel Gallardo, and Raul Benjamin Gallardo, both 23, 1260 Grove Dr., Rocky Mount, struck Jose Garcia on the head with a beer bottle and punched him several times at El Paraiso night club in Tarboro. According to a press release, Garcia's friends pulled him from the melee and took him to Edgecombe Vidant Hospital. Because of the extent of his injuries, Garcia was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. A spokesperson for the Tarboro Police Department said Garcia said he didn't know why the men assaulted him.
The Gallardo brothers were arrested and placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond each.
In an incident outside of Princeville, suspicious activity led the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force to investigate two suspects at Lakeside Trailer Park, located about two miles outside town.
According to a press release issued by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Department, members of the taskforce observed Monted Quintrell Council, 614 Cotton Farm Road, Pinetops and Derik Danielle Downing, 1109 Cypress Street, Tarboro, sitting in a vehicle on an empty lot in Lakeside Mobile Home Park located about two miles outside of Princeville.
As taskforce members were talking to the suspects in the vehicle, they smelled marijuana, according to the press release. That prompted a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of a quarter-pound of marijuana. A search of Council turned up $1,000.
Council was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possess marijuana. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on driving while license revoked. He was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $5,500 secured bond.
Downing was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle for storage of controlled substance. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with a court order. Downing was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured, and $517 cash bond.
Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight thanked residents for calling with information leading to arrests. He said citizens can call the sheriff’s office and give criminal information at any time at 641-7911.