Man hit with barstool during downtown altercation

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 31, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police arrested a local man after he allegedly hit a man with a barstool during a fight downtown.

Patrick Richard Davis, 27, 532 S. Dubuque St. Apt. 1, was charged Sunday with assault causing bodily injury.

The police complaint said police responded to the Fieldhouse Bar after receiving reports of an assault. Upon arrival, witnesses reportedly told police Davis was fighting with another individual.

When bar staff were escorting him out of the bar, Davis allegedly grabbed a bar stool off a table and swung it attempting to strike another party involved in the fight.

The report said the person Davis allegedly swung at ducked, causing him to hit a different individual in the face, breaking his nose and causing lacerations on the top of his nose.

Police said the alleged victim went unconscious after being struck, and he had trouble recalling all the details of the incident before being transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by ambulance.

Assault causing bodily injury is a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875.

— by Hayley Bruce

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