CLAYTON – An altercation between two motorcycle clubs led to the shooting of one person and four others being severely beaten.
It happened around 9:45pm Wednesday at the Cleveland Draft House at 461 Shotwell Road in the Clayton city limits. Police were dispatched to a report of a shooting and fight in progress.
Clayton Police said the first officer to arrive discovered numerous people with injuries in the parking lot of the restaurant and began to render medical aid and collect information from witnesses.
Johnston County EMS responded and began treating the injures.
Police said there was an apparent dispute between members of the Pagans motorcycle club and members of the Red Devils motorcycle club while sitting in an outside patio area of the restaurant that spilled over into the parking lot. It is believed that members of other motorcycle clubs may have also been present.
One Red Devil member was found with a gunshot to the upper thigh area and transported to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He has been identified as Dalton Emmanuel Lapierre, 26, of Clayton.
Four Pagan members were found severely beaten in the head and face areas and were also transported to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. They are identified as Kenneth John Keisler, 49, of Wendell, NC; Charles Joseph Nagy, 48, of Richmond, Virginia: Joddy Lee Grider, 50, of Clayton, NC; and Michael Earl Neibert, 44, of Raleigh, NC.
Investigators seized a motorcycle and a pickup truck during the investigation along with numerous firearms and blunt force instruments believed to have been used in the assaults.
Clayton Police detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and identify witnesses. At this time, no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Clayton Police at 919-553-4611.