One man is in the hospital in critical condition after police say he was badly beaten.
Officers responded to 610 Blount Street in Wilson about 3:30 Thursday afternoon to find 29-year-old Steven Pearce unconscious on the sidewalk suffering injuries from a serious assault. He was taken to Wilson Medical Center, then airlifted to Pitt County Memorial where he is in critical condition. A second victim, 23-year-old Thomas Mann was released at the scene with minor injuries.
Police arrested two cousins for the beating. 39-year-old Corey Farmer and 43-year-old Patrick Farmer are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Police have not said what the motive was for the assault or if a weapon was used.