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Bar patron sues another customer over alleged assault

By Molly English-Bowers | Feb 29, 2016


BELLEVILLE – A patron at a Belleville sports bar is suing another customer, alleging battery after he says the defendant assaulted him.


Rick D. Fulton filed the suit Feb. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Randy D. Wells, alleging battery.


According to the complaint, on June 22, 2014, both parties were at Demo's Sports Bar, which is located at 3829 North Belt West in Belleville. The suit says Wells, who is 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 275 pounds, unprovoked and likely under the influence of alcohol, approached the plaintiff, who is 5 feet 10 and 170 pounds, and struck him several times in the face and head, causing Fulton to fall to the ground.


The plaintiff says he suffered lacerations on his face and ear, both of which allegedly required stitches. The lawsuit states Fulton also suffered a concussion, resulting in headaches.

The suit alleges the plaintiff has paid substantial medical costs, which he expects to continue in the future, has lost earning capacity, and has suffered pain and mental anguish.

Fulton seeks more than $50,000, punitive damages of the same amount and costs. He is represented by attorney Matthew J. Marlen of Matthew J. Marlen PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-58

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