Knife, skateboard weapons used near downtown bar – Bowling Green Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:56 am

Knife, skateboard weapons used near downtown bar

By DEBORAH HIGHLAND The Daily News dhighland@bgdailynews.com 783-3243

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One man was stabbed and another struck with a skateboard outside Rocky’s Bar early this morning.


“We’re still investigating whether the incidents are related or not,” Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said.

City police were called to the bar at 332 E. Main Ave. at 1:09 a.m. after a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a man bleeding from the mouth, forehead and nose. That man was later identified as Bryson Martinez, 24, of Bowling Green, who is accused of stabbing a man at or near the bar, Ward said.

A short time later, police located Antonio Westray, 28, of Bowling Green at The Medical Center, where he was being treated for a stab wound to the chest, Ward said. At the hospital, police also located Johnny Coker, 26, address unknown, who was being treated for a laceration on his head after being struck by a skateboard, Ward said. 

Ward did not know this morning if either assault occurred inside or outside the bar.

Police have a suspect in the skateboard assault but have not yet made an arrest.

Martinez is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess. He is in the Warren County Regional Jail. His bond had not been set this morning.

Martinez is accused of being in possession of suspected Oxycontin and a syringe, and he is accused of tossing the knife that police say was used in the stabbing.

“He discarded the knife to keep the police from locating it,” Ward said.

Ward didn’t know the motive for either assault or the conditions of the people who were assaulted. However, their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

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