Brass knuckles found on teen who punched two Butler County bar staffers

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A report of a fight brought Oxford police to Brick Street bar at 1:53 a.m. Dec. 8 and officers were told an underage patron had punched two staff members who were attempting to remove him from the bar, according to a police report.

The man later was identified as an 18-year-old who had marks on his face and was bleeding from his nose, but he refused medical attention. An employee said he had encountered another employee struggling to remove the suspect and moved to assist.

They were moving him toward the front door when he turned and punched one of them in the face. They had pushed the suspect outside when he turned and punched the other employee in the face repeatedly. That employee was holding ice on a red, swollen right eye when the officer arrived.

Surveillance video reportedly showed the suspect standing near the women’s restroom and several female employees asked him to move away, and when he did not, the male employee was asked to remove him.

The suspect was handcuffed and taken to the police department where he said he had no alcoholic drinks at the bar but had been drinking prior to going there. During a search, a pair of brass knuckles were found in his pocket. He said he carries them in case he is in a fight with multiple people.

He was charged with offenses concerning underage persons and carrying a concealed weapon and released to the care of a friend.