Three people cut in downtown Augusta fight

A downtown bar doorman is recovering after he and two others were cut Thursday morning by an underage patron trying to buy alcohol, police said.


According to a police report, Bryan Newman, 32, who works the door at The Loft, asked Patrick Dechant, 20, to leave the bar at 927 Broad St. around 2:30 a.m.

Newman told deputies that Dechant was underage and was trying to use someone else’s identification to buy alcohol. After Newman refused to give back the ID, Dechant pulled a pocket knife with a 3-inch blade.

Colton Obrien, 22, told deputies he kicked Dechant’s hand in an attempt to get him to drop the knife.

Police said Newman, Obrien and Steven Weeks, 25, walked toward the suspect, who was walking away backward on Broad Street.

Dechant lunged at the group with the knife, causing cuts to Newman’s chin and Weeks’ chest.

Police said all the men fought, resulting in more cuts to the three victims. They were treated.

Dechant remains at Medical College of Georgia Hospital for injuries sustained in the fight and will face three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.



Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:50

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