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Four charged in downtown Sandusky bar fight

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The 36-year-old Green Springs man was at the Underground when the alleged assault happened at about 12:10 a.m.

A bouncer who saw the fight told police he saw the victim arguing with a few men when one of them hit him in the face with the beer bottle.

As the bouncer tried to separate everyone, another man tried to choke the bouncer, too.

Another witness said the victim, who had been taken to the hospital, had had problems with the men in the past.

After several people identified Joseph Coley, 37, of Clyde, as the suspect who used the beer bottle as a weapon, police arrested him on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.

Officers then caught up with a vehicle the bouncer said the other men involved in the fight had let in.

Michael McGrath, 40, also of Clyde, was a passenger in the car. He had a cut on the right side of his nose and his shirt was bloodied. Witnesses said McGrath was the man who tried to choke the bouncer. He was charged with disorderly conduct and was released.

Two other men in the vehicle, who had open cans of Miller Light, were charged with open container and released.

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