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Three people cut in downtown Augusta fight

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 11:48 AM
Last updated 9:49 PM
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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.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/04/12 - 12:19 pm
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Hope they beat the living daylights out of him

The little twerp thinks he's ready for prime time, so let him have the real deal when it comes to handing out punishment for aggravated assault.

I hope this idiot gets sued by these guys for all their medical expenses. Take everything he thinks he owns.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/04/12 - 12:46 pm
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He

will be making another Top Headline in the near furture, Hope it will be his last....

john
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john 10/04/12 - 12:58 pm
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love the last paragraph

Dechant remains hospitalized......

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/04/12 - 05:33 pm
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Who could possibly object to these comments

other than Dechant's mother or some bleeding-heart, mush-headed criminal coddler?

Oh, wait: it's my cowardly little red thumb troll!

CarlA
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CarlA 10/04/12 - 03:20 pm
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You can't fix stupid!

You can't fix stupid!

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Channing 100Proof 10/04/12 - 04:04 pm
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He didn't do the math

Six fists > One knife

KSL
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KSL 10/05/12 - 01:03 am
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What makes you think he has

I doubt he owns anything to take. And I bet he doesn't have medical insurance. He needs to have the bleeding stopped then be released to the jail.

How about a judgement against him for what little he may currently own and the rest from future earnings while in prison and after the soft judge releases him.

He surely must have been desperate for drink or have some other reason to take on 3 people. We can only hope he hasn't and won't reproduce.

Ruckus
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Ruckus 10/05/12 - 03:09 am
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SMH

It use to be dont bring a knife to a gun fight, Now dont bring a knife to a 3 on 1 fist fight. He's probably laying in bed with a black eye and still sober. Alcohol can make some people act stupid but this was'nt the case.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/05/12 - 08:25 am
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We must love and mentor them.
Unpublished

Punishment does not work. Experts have the stats to prove it. We must therefore teach by word and example that there is an existence, a higher plain of society, beyond a life of fornication, mastication, urination, defecation and confiscation.

We get a Round, Round, get a Round, we get a Round;
We get a Roundtee, Roundtree, we get a Roundtree.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/05/12 - 09:31 am
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Will the other person be charged?

He was using a ID belonging to someone else.
WHO's ID and did he have permission to do so?
If not, add another charge to the list.
ID theft worth another year.

If he was loaned it, then charge his buddy also.

Hats is off to the bouncers they likely have saved a citizen from this thugs lack of control and willingness to injure others to do as he pleases.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 10/05/12 - 05:40 pm
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Yeah, but...

if someone HAD brought a gun to the knife fight, we'd all be reading about what a fine young man the whole community thought he was. Probably just wanted a refreshment on the way to doing police call at the leper colony or some such. Tragic.

Frank I
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Frank I 10/06/12 - 11:36 pm
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you got your wish Fiat

They beat the breaks off that boy.. the first link is one from a catch and release toward the end of August for minor in possession, the second is his mugshot from this past week..
http://augustacrime.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/imagePATRICK-DECHANT.jpg

http://georgia.arrests.org/mugs/Richmond/2012_10_05_PATRICK_DECHANT.jpg

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