The arrest of seven people Wednesday night led to what police call a riot outside their police department.
Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley told WITN officers were called to Lee Street on Wednesday night where a family fight "spiraled out of control."
Chief Stanley said police arrived to the home, near Ormond Street, around 8:30 Wednesday night as an aunt and her nephew were arguing.
He says they arrested Larlie Don and Maurice Greeene, but Greene fought back against the officers. The chief says one officer dislocated a shoulder while the other was hit above the eye, requiring stitches.
As this was happening, five other people were shouting at officers which led to more arrests.
Police say a short time after the arrest, some 30 to 40 people showed up at the Ayden Police Department, demanding answers as to why so many people were arrested.
As officers from Ayden, Winterville, the Sheriff's Office and the Highway Patrol tried to calm the crowd down, one trooper was hit in the face and taken to the hospital.
The three officers were treated for their injuries and released from the hospital, while all seven people arrested have bonded out of jail.
- Larlie Dixon of Ayden charged with inciting a riot and resisting a public officer
- Kaysawn Dixon of Ayden charged with inciting a riot and resisting a public officer
- Daniel Greene of Ayden charged with inciting a riot and resisting a public officer
- Maurice Greene of Ayden charged with 2 counts of assault on a government official
- Delquan Farrow of Greenville charged with assault on a government employee and resisting a public officer
- Ray Maxwell of Ayden charged with resisting a public officer and inciting a riot
- Jermaine Roberson of Winterville charged with resisting a public officer and inciting a riot