STONINGTON — A Connecticut man is facing charges after local police said he was involved in a disturbance at Talli Angels over the weekend where he struck a bar employee in the head with a beer bottle.
Michael E. Bechler, 39, of Oakdale, Conn., was charged Sunday morning with second-degree assault and breach of peace. He was later released on a non-surety bond, according to police, and is due in New London Superior Court for arraignment on April 15.
According to a Stonington police summary report, police were alerted to a disturbance that had erupted at Talli Angels, located at the former site of Hootie’s Good Times Cafe at 98 S. Broad St., at 2 a.m. Sunday as the bar was closing.
During the disturbance, which the police said involved several individuals who had gotten into an argument, the police said Bechler picked up a beer bottle and struck an employee over the head with it. The strike cause a laceration to the employee’s head, the police said, and left Bechler with a cut to his hand.
Both later declined medical treatment, police said. The name of the employee was not released.
The disturbance was quickly resolved, police said, and no one else is facing criminal charges. Additional details of the disturbance were not released in the summary report.