|APD police chief William Anderson at press conference Photo by Bill Rhodes|
Reporting by Bill Rhodes and David Forbes
This morning, the APD held a press conference on a deadly April 4 incident. Here's the full release from the Asheville Police Department:
Asheville — On April, 4 just after 9 p.m. the Asheville Police Department received a fight call with weapons at Mike's Tavern located at 375 Haywood Road in West Asheville.
Officers arrived to find a large crime scene with multiple victims. The preliminary investigation revealed that Steven Wike had been asked to leave Mike’s Tavern earlier in the day. Wike returned to the Tavern at approximately 9 p.m., allegedly armed with at least one knife.
Upon entering the patio area of the Tavern, Wike stabbed Harold Mchone, who died at the scene. Wike then approached and stabbed Kevin Warren, who was transported to Mission Hospital and is listed in critical condition at the time of this release. Wike encountered Phillip Davis in front of the Tavern and stabbed Davis who was pronounced dead on arrival at Mission Hospital.
Wike fled the scene on foot and was chased by other patrons from the tavern. Wike was caught by Stevie Gene Davis and Richard Kevin Anderson a short distance from Mike’s Tavern. An altercation ensued and Wike died as a result of that altercation.