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Information from the public has helped the Winston-Salem Police Department identify two more suspects involved in a violent downtown fight that occurred April 19.

Winston-Salem police arrested three men involved in the fight that night, and asked the public to help identify others via a YouTube video.

Downtown Bike Patrol officers responded to a loud disturbance near West Fourth Street and North Cherry Street just after 2 a.m. on April 19. Officers arrived to find Michael Huffman, 22, or Trinity “cursing and yelling in the street.” Police arrested Huffman for disorderly conduct when he continued to make a disturbance after police arrive.

Police discovered a video of the incident on Sunday, which helped them identify Seth Morgan, 23, of Thomasville and Bryan McGee, 20, of Advance, who were involved in the fight. Both were charged with disorderly conduct and simple affray, which is the legal word for fighting in public.

Police announced on April 20 that they discovered a video a posted on YouTube that depicted the incident.

By Wednesday, police announced that information provided by the public helped them identify two of the additional suspects.

Police arrested Joshua Wilson Henley, 26, of East Bend on Friday and charged him with disorderly conduct and simple affray.

On Saturday, police arrested Ryan Gill Brooks, 21, of Mocksville for similar charges.

The identity of suspect number two from the original press release is still unknown. Police described him as:

“Black Male wearing white pants and white shirt with thin black strips.”

The Winston-Salem Police Department continues to follow-up on additional leads in an attempt to identify Subject #2 listed above. Anyone with information about the reported incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336- 727-2800.


SciWorks will host a special event this Sunday, May 3, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. entitled Access-ABILITY Day. This event is designed to introduce both the general public and family members of individuals with physical, developmental, intellectual and emotional challenges to resources and services available for them. Throughout the afternoon, exhibitors from a variety of organizations will be on hand to provide information about the services they offer. Exhibitors include The Adaptables Center for Independent Living, Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics, Carolina Flyers, Dogs for the Deaf, The Miracle League of High Point, Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network, Piedmont Parent: Exception Child Magazine, and Triad First in Families.

Visitors will have to opportunity to meet horses from Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center, which provides professional equine-assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. According to a Riverwood representative, these activities “help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, and motor development as well as emotional well-being” for their clients. Triad First in Families and Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network will give short presentations about their organizations at 1:45 and 3:15, respectively. At 2:30, the work of Dogs for the Deaf will be highlighted as Ginger, a Hearing Assistance dog, demonstrates the wide variety of ways in which she assists her hearing-impaired owner. The demonstration will be informative, but also highly entertaining for visitors of all ages.

All events are included with museum admission. For more information, visit Organizations interested in participating as exhibitors or guest speakers should contact Ally McCauley, SciWorks Special Events Coordinator, at (336) 714-7109. SciWorks is located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Road (just off University Parkway and off US 52 at exit 116).

The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00-5:00 p.m.” !