SOUTHINGTON — An early morning assault in a downtown municipal parking lot left one man with a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage last month, according to court documents.
On Wednesday, Landin Rutledge, 21, of 16 Union St., Bristol was arraigned on first- and second-degree assault charges in Bristol Superior Court.
The assault occurred around 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 19 after Rutledge was involved in an argument with a group of men at 75 Center, a downtown bar and restaurant, according to his arrest warrant.
Rutledge and another man were escorted out of the bar by security staff because of the argument. The argument escalated outside as two groups of men walked to the parking lot behind Bank of America and the American Legion building, the warrant said.
Witnesses told police Rutledge struck a man in the side of the head in the parking lot, causing him to fall to the ground unconscious, the warrant said. Rutledge then kicked the man in the head while he was unconscious. Rutledge and others then ran to a vehicle parked in the lot and were detained by police officers.
One of the victim’s relatives told police he was hospitalized for five days with a skull fracture and hemorrhagic contusions to his brain, the warrant said.
Another man suffered a cut above his eye that required stitches.
Bond for Rutledge was set at $75,000 during his court appearance Wednesday. He is due back in court on Sept. 28.
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