The man was going to the bar on Friday night at Brownwood Paddock Square so that he could speak with his wife who was a customer in the bar. When he arrived, his wife was sitting at the bar with a 38-year-old man, who has been identified as Robert John Hamilton Santiago. As the victim approached his wife to talk, Santiago punched him directly in the face.
Video surveillance confirmed that Santiago assaulted the man with a closed fist on the right side of the victim’s face. Santiago was taken to jail and arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
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