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Police: Bouncer at Gates bar assaulted patron with flashlight

Updated: 12/30/2013 8:32 AM
Created: 12/30/2013 8:03 AM WHEC.com

A bouncer at a Gates bar is charged with assault after police say he seriously injured a patron at Lucky's Bar on Buffalo Road.

According to investigators, around 1 a.m. on December 14, Gary Whiteside, 43, confronted a 26-year-old man who was refused re-entry into the bar. Police tell News10NBC Whiteside hit the man several times in the face and head with a flashlight. According to investigators, the patron needed 30 stitches in his face and 20 staples on his head.

Whiteside was arraigned on December 22 and is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.

Gary Whiteside
Credit: Gates Police


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