Man involved in deadly Asheville bar fight was from Kannapolis
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2012
KANNAPOLIS — The man accused of starting a bar fight in Asheville that left three people dead was from Kannapolis.
Asheville Police said 45-year-old Steven Wike of Wilmington, who was also killed, was asked to leave Mike’s Side Pocket in Asheville on Wednesday because he was intoxicated. He returned and stabbed three people, two of them fatally.
Wike was born and raised in Kannapolis and attended A.L. Brown High School.
He later attended Wake County Community College in Raleigh and Richmond Technical College in Rockingham.
Wike worked in Wilmington as an electrician.
On Thursday, authorities charged 52-year-old Stevie Gene Davis with first-degree murder in the slaying of Wike.
Police said Davis is the brother of one of the stab victims. He chased Wike from the bar and killed him, authorities said.
Authorities also charged 25-year-old Richard Kevin Anderson with aiding and abetting first-degree murder.
Both men requested court-appointed attorneys.
Harold Cager McHone, 53, of Asheville, and Phillip Leon Davis, 47, of Candler, were killed at the bar.
Kevin Lee Warren, 25, of Asheville, also was stabbed and was listed in critical condition last week at Mission Hospital.