Judge sets trial date St. Patrick’s Day assault suspects

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A judge has set an August 1 trial or settlement date for six suspects charged in an assault on St. Patrick’s Day in 2016.

The date was announced after the suspects were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Chase Montanye, Christopher Hill, Theresa Lee, Mack Humbles, Mark Privette Jr., and Jesse Wilbourn were all charged in the assault.

Police say Patrick Myrick was attacked by the group on ECU’s campus after he allegedly struck a female outside Club 519 in uptown.

The incident sparked controversy in the city, prompting a forum on race since Myrick is black and his accused attackers are white.

An ECU police officer who responded to the incident was also dismissed for violating department policies.

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