Austin TX April 18 2017 A bouncer at The Chuggin' Monkey on Sixth Street in downtown Austin has been accused by police of causing serious bodily injury to a patron who was kicked out of the bar last month.
According to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday, the patron had been asked to leave the bar around 10:45 p.m. on March 29 because he was bothering other customers and was too intoxicated to stay.
A bartender called for the bouncer, identified in the report as Jerius Jamal McFarland, 23, to escort the patron outside.
Video footage of the incident showed that the two men spoke to each other after they went outside, and the patron tried to go back inside at least twice, the affidavit said.
On both tries, McFarland raised his arm to block the man from getting in, according to the report.
The affidavit said the man appeared to be heavily intoxicated, and had trouble standing on his own. The affidavit said he could be seen on video bracing himself on a door to stay on his feet.
According to the report, McFarland had a short conversation with the man before he "violently" pushed him.
"(The man's) head snaps forward as he is launched backwards several feet by the push from Jerius," the affidavit said. "(The man) falls on his back and strikes his head on the sidewalk."
When police arrived, the man was unconscious and bleeding from the ears, the report said.
Medics arrived shortly after and took him to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he was diagnosed with a brain bleed, according to the document.
He was put into a medically induced coma for a week and had to have surgery to repair the damage from the fall, the affidavit said.
McFarland, who faces a charge of aggravated assault, was not in custody at the Travis County Jail on Monday morning.
The charge is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.