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UPDATED: Stillwater Man Remains Critical after Assault at Pirate Bar

Adam McCloud, 29, of Stillwater, remains in critical condition after being assaulted last week in the Pirate Bar at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque. A 22-year-old Stillwater man was arrested Monday, and remains in jail pending first-degree assault charges.

A 29-year-old Stillwater man is on life support after being assaulted last week in the Pirate Bar at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque.

Police were called to a report of an assault in the Pirate Bar at about 2 a.m. on Sept. 29, Stillwater Police Sgt. Jeff Stender said.

When officers arrived they found Adam McCloud lying on the ground, conscious, but friends told police he had been knocked out.

McCloud, a Stillwater resident and bartender at Acapulco Restaurant, is in "very critical condition," his brother-in-law Larry Odebrecht told Stillwater Patch Tuesday afternoon. He is in a chemical-induced coma, not able to speak with his family.

Click here to view Adam McCloud's CaringBridge site.

McCloud has gone “continually downhill” since he got to the hospital early Friday morning, Odebrecht said. He was transferred from Lakeview Hospital to Regions, where his condition “continues to get worse.”

Odebrecht, a Stillwater resident, describes McCloud as a “really fun, sweet guy and a fantastic uncle to my kids.”

Shortly after the assault, a 22-year-old Stillwater man was named a suspect in the assault, but he was not arrested.

On Monday afternoon, Eric Richard, 22, of Stillwater, was arrested, according to jail records, and remains in custody pending first-degree assault charges while police continue to investigate the incident.

McCloud and Richard did not know each other, police told the Pioneer Press, but they had been interacting throughout the evening.

It appears that after the victim was struck, he fell to the ground and hit his head, Stender said. At this point in the investigation police believe only two men were involved in the incident—and it does not appear that a weapon was used in the assault.

“This act of senseless violence has ruined Adam’s life, the life of the attacker and the families of both," Odebrecht said. “I know our family hopes others will learn from this, and not make the same mistake.”

UPDATED FROM: Monday, 9 p.m.

A 29-year-old Stillwater man is in critical condition after being assaulted last week in the Pirate Bar at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque.

Police were called to a report of an assault in the Pirate Bar at about 2 a.m. on Sept. 29, Stillwater Police Sgt. Jeff Stender said. When officers arrived they found a 31-year-old Stillwater man lying on the ground, conscious but friends told police he had been knocked out.

At that time a 22-year-old Stillwater man was named a suspect in the assault, but he was not arrested.

The 29-year-old man was transported to the hospital by medics—and at that time—his injuries were thought to be “inconsequential,” Stender said.

“Over the weekend,” Stender said, “the victim took a turn for the worse.”

As of Monday night, the 29-year-old Stillwater man was in critical condition with an uncertain prognosis, Stender said. He is being treated for severe head trauma at Regions Hospital.

The 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday afternoon, Stender said, and remains in Washington County Jail pending first-degree assault charges while police continue to investigate the incident.

According to jail booking records, Eric Richard, 22, of Stillwater, is being held in jail on suspicion of assault.

It appears that after the victim was struck, he fell to the ground and hit his head, Stender said. At this point in the investigation police believe only two men were involved in the incident—and it does not appear that a weapon was used in the assault.

Police believe the Washington County Attorney’s Office will file assault charges against the 21-year-old Stillwater man before noon on Wednesday.

The names of the two men involved in the incident have not yet been released. Check back for more information as it is made available.

Matt H. October 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM
D bag
Matt H. October 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Adam had just gotten off work, so he wasn't drunk.
Matt H. October 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
shut up
Matt H. October 11, 2012 at 10:12 PM
What branch of the military were you fighting in? Yeah right!!!! You're a couch quarterback who shouldn't be allowed to post here anymore. Go suck an egg please
The Truth December 14, 2012 at 09:12 AM
Lindsey Would know about being the VICTIM she acts like she is one all the time. She is an alcoholic with two DWIs and multiple probation violations and the mother of two children yet she has as soon as June of this year failed a UA for elicit drug use. Just look her up on MNCIS.

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