arrest A St. Pauls man was arrested just after midnight Sunday, Jan. 15 and charged with driving his truck into an outdoor seating area at a Raeford Road restaurant and striking several patrons, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
He then put the white pickup in reverse, backed into the seating area and struck the victims again, police said.
Joshua Caleb Hunt, 22, was charged with assault at Mikoto Japanese Restaurant & Sports Bar in the 7900 block of Raeford Road, according to a news release.
Investigators said Hunt was involved in an altercation in the outdoor seating area before the incident. Two of the victims were taken to the hospital; a third victim declined transport, the release said.
The incident was reported about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, the release said.
Hunt is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury; one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury; damage to real property; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, the release said.
He was given a $300,000 secured bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective B. Pleze at 910-676-2596 or Fayetteville-Cumberland County CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or

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