An 18-year-old Brewster man, who was arrested earlier this month on a felony criminal mischief charge, is now facing a misdemeanor assault charge, officials say.
Officers Stephanie Perro and Louis Romano arrested Adonis Salazar-Gonzalez at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Police Chief John DelGardo.
Salazar-Gonzalez is accused of entering Jack & Jill Lounge and punching the owner with a closed fist, after being asked to leave because he was carrying a beer obtained outside the establishment.
The defendant reportedly took off on foot, and two patrons chased after him, while staff members called for police. The pair was able to detain the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, DelGardo said.
Authorities charged Salazar-Gonzalez with third-degree assault. He was arraigned before Village Justice Richard O'Rourke and sent to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond bail, pending an April 8 appearance in court.
Officials say a family member, acting on behalf of the defendant, posted bail in connection with the March 2 incident.
Editor's note: This post originally misidentified the type of establishment where the incident began. The information has been updated.
Brewster Police provided this information. It does not indicate a conviction.