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Bar owner allegedly throws liquor bottle at woman, charged with battery

TRAIL CREEK, Ind. – The owner of Decoy’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill was charged with aggravated battery after allegedly throwing a bottle of alcohol at a woman early Sunday morning.

According to the Trail Creek Police Department, deputies were dispatched to the bar around 2:20 a.m. where they found the female victim with injuries to her face.

After an investigation, it was learned that the owner, 51-year-old Gordon Gardner, had reportedly thrown the bottle and struck the woman in the face.

Officials say a warrant was issued for Gardner’s arrest but he turned himself in Friday.

Gardner was charged with aggravated battery, battery, and criminal recklessness.

He is held at the La Porte County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

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