Police: Bar assault over $20 pool game bet

Police: Bar assault over $20 pool game bet

MOUNT HEALTHY, OH (FOX19) - A man is due in court Monday on accusations he assaulted another man at a bar over a $20 bet on a pool game.

Marcus Borden, 33, of Winton Hills is held at the Hamilton County jail on charges of felonious assault and gambling.

According to court records, he struck the victim in the face, knocking him unconscious and causing a seizure Sunday at Vince's Other Place, 7701 Hamilton Ave.  As a result, the victim needed medical attention.

Borden is also accused of hitting a witness twice in the face before leaving, records state.

"The entire incident occurred over a gambling bet in which $20 was set on a pool game," police wrote in court records.

The criminal charges are "based on the officer's observations, video surveillance showing the suspect striking the victim, the suspect's interview/interrogation in which the suspect admits to striking the victim," they wrote.

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