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Corey Parker And Michael Hodges, Former Winston-Salem Police Officer, Charged In Assault Case

4:49 PM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC - Two men were charged Tuesday for assaults that happened in Winston Salem in February.

According to investigators, one of the men charged is a former Winston-Salem police officer.

Police said an assault was reported shortly after 1 am February 21 at Burke St. Pub located at 110 Burke St. 

Detectives said Evan Lawson and Alan Atkinson were at the pub and got into a "verbal disturbance" with Corey Parker and Michael Hodges, who was an off-duty Winston-Salem police officer at that time. One of the men told police Parker assaulted him at the pub.

After leaving the victims encountered Parker and Hodges again in the parking lot of Burke Street Pizza at 1140 Burke St. That's when police say during that confrontation Lawson was assaulted by both Parker and Hodges. 

Both victims received treatment from an area hospital and were released. Lawson sustained a "serious injury" to his face, police said.

Detectives used surveillance video from nearby businesses and witness accounts in their investigation and presented it to the District Attorney's Office. 

Hodges formally resigned from Winston-Salem Police Department Sunday after more than two years as a patrol officer.

Tuesday, charges were filed against Parker and Hodges. Parker was charged with Simple Assault on the victim at the pub. Both Parker and Hodges were each charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Injury on the second victim.

Parker was released under a $2,000 unsecured bond; Hodges was released on a $1,500 unsecured bond. Both men have a court date of May 13.

If you have any information regarding this incident contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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