Harvey Westmoreland thought Troy Holt and James Hill were his friends… That was until they cut off his beard, stuffed it in his mouth and forced him to eat it.
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Harvey Westmoreland and his brother Joseph used to think highly Troy Holt and James Hill. In fact, they were friends. That was before that May incident on Willisburg Road, where Holt used to live.
“My brother was cleaning out the stalls out there for Troy, you know, working for him. They called and wanted me to come around there and when I got there, I realized they were already drunk,” Westmoreland said.
Of all things to fight about, he said, punches started flying over a lawn mower.
“Troy offered to buy it from me for two hundred and fifty dollars. I paid twenty bucks for it. He thought I was trying to cheat him,” Westmoreland said. “One thing led to another, and before I knew it, there were knives and guns and everything just went haywire.”
He says his brother had a mark on his neck, where a knife was held. But Westmoreland’s loss was more permanent.
“They cut my beard and forced me to eat it,” he said.