MANKATO — Assault charges have been filed against a Mankato man who is accused of fighting with bar bouncers, then police, then hospital staff who were attempting to treat his injuries.
Johnathan Cebastian Crape, 21, was being held on the ground by bouncers at Buster’s Night Club when officers arrived at the bar at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. He continued to struggle with officers after he was handcuffed and forced out into the parking lot, according to a criminal complaint.
The bouncers told police Crape was asked to leave the bar three times but refused. When they attempted to force him out of the bar, he allegedly elbowed one of the bouncers in the eye and injured another bouncer’s arm.
Crape allegedly continued to fight with two police officers as they attempted to get him into the back of a squad car. Although he was struck in the legs and zapped with a tasing device in an effort to get him to comply, he stiffened his legs or kicked at the officers to avoid being put into the car, the complaint said.
When the officers eventually got Crape into the car, they realized he had a serious cut on his chin. An ambulance was called to the Blue Earth County Jail and Crape was taken to the hospital.
Several officers were needed to get Crape on a medical bed so he could be brought to the Emergency Room. Once he was at the hospital, he refused to allow a doctor to treat his cut. He was given a sedative, but officers reported they still had to handcuff both of his arms to a bed to and hold him down so he could be treated.
Crape was eventually taken back to the jail and put into a restraint chair. He is facing several assault charges, including one felony charge of assaulting a police officer.