Two Reported Assaults 30 Minutes Apart
An Otter House bouncer was arrested in one of the incidents and there are three at-large suspects in the other. Both happened May 26.
A bouncer at Otter House in downtown Fredericksburg was arrested May 26 after he allegedly caused a head injury to a man that apparently tried to get a ride home from the bouncer's girlfriend.
Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said police responded to the nightclub at 1005 Princess Anne St. at about 2:30 a.m. and found a man in the road in front of the business. Bledsoe said that a woman reported she was waiting to pick up her boyfriend, a bouncer at the nightclub, when a stranger opened her passenger side door and told her to give him a ride home.
"The female got out of the car and asked for help from others who were hanging around outside the business, and she also called and texted her boyfriend who was still inside," Bledsoe said. "When the boyfriend, who works as a bouncer, ran out to the street, the male subject had gotten out of the car and was standing near the open passenger door."
Bledsoe said the bouncer allegedly took the man to the ground, which caused a head injury and a cut to the man's elbow.
Brandon Boyd, 21, of King George, was charged with malicious wounding and was jailed without bond. The injured man is a 35-year-old Spotsylvania County resident who frequents the Otter House. He was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital and was still there Monday morning.
About 30 minutes later, a 45-year-old Fredericksburg resident reported to police that he was assaulted by three men in the parking lot of Paul's Bakery, 2008 Lafayette Blvd. The men beat the victim until he passed out, Bledsoe said.
Bledsoe said the victim had no idea why he was attacked.
"The victim stated that he was hanging around outside of Paul’s Bakery with three other males when the three attacked him and knocked him to the ground," she said. "The victim called 911 when he regained consciousness."
The victim was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital for head and facial injuries, with possible internal trauma.