Man Attacked Outside New Bern Night Club

A man is attacked outside a night club and now police are on the hunt for the suspect and their looking for your help.

New Bern police say Kevin Sanders stabbed a security guard outside Nikki's Night Club early Saturday morning as he was leaving the club heading to his car.

That's when Sanders according to police attacked the security guard with a knife cutting him on his neck.

The guard was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Here is how the information was given to WITN by the New Bern Police Department:

POLICE INVESTIGATE ASSAULT WITH KNIFE

New Bern police were called to Craven Regional Medical Center on March 14, 2009, around 2:45 am, when a man who had been cut by a knife went to the emergency room for treatment.

When officers arrived they spoke to the victim, Shade Arthur Simpson, 09/13/1969, who said he was attacked while leaving Nikki's Night Club at the corner of Bern and Queen streets. Simpson, who is a security guard at the establishment, told officers he was walking to his car with the club manager, Daniel Bennett, when a man approached him with a large knife. Simpson received a cut to his neck. No one else was injured during the incident. Simpson was treated and released from Craven Regional Medical Center.

Police have identified a suspect and are looking for Kevin Jason SANDERS, 03/26/1973, of 513 Third Ave. SANDERS is wanted for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. SANDERS was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a white spider on the front.

Anyone with information about SANDERS' location should call police at 252-633-2020.

The New Bern Police Department is committed to Community Policing. Citizens are encouraged to become a "Partner in Policing," by reporting suspected illegal activity to the New Bern Police Department's TIPS line at (252) 636-5034 or the Craven County Crime Stoppers line at 633-5141.


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