Bar owner wanted in assault turns self in

January 7, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga.---33-year-old Mike Guthrie turned himself in to deputies today. He was wanted in an attack that happened on New Year's.

Guthrie is a co-owner of 1102 Bar and Grill downtown. He's facing aggravated battery charges after witnesses say he attacked a man just outside the bar at around 3 a.m.

The victim was taken to MCG. He's still recovering from serious injuries.

Guthrie has been released on $16,600 bond.

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  • by observer on Jan 11, 2008 at 11:03 AM
    I don't care WHAT the drunk guy did. This guy had NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to put him in the hosptial. END OF STORY!!!!!
  • by stacey Location: augusta on Jan 11, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    I believe that this story has only recieved so much news coverage due to the relations between the victim and the female worker at this station. They are not covering the story from every angel but from a one sided view on it. And they don't even have the full story nor are they trying to look into the truth behind it. I personally know Mike his name and reputation being slandered as it is honestly is not fair. Before anyone can judge the events they need to know the whole story. And in my opinion unless you were an eye witness to the event you will never know the truth. His business should not pay due to the actions from that night, the employess did nothing, the loyal and caring customers did nothing wrong. It was a bad end to another great night we all had at 1102. Show your support and get down there. They still need it.
  • by Nicole Location: Augusta on Jan 9, 2008 at 12:48 PM
    Why should this get all the publicity just because his sister works for a news channel. I hope if this happens to someone else she'll take enough time to run their incident just as much. I agree with Tripp, there are always 3 sides to each story. Yes it is unfortunate that the boy is injured this badly and I hope he gets well soon. But drop the story and let the courts decide. Everyone has an opinion and some are better than others. The cops have done their job and will handle things accordingly with the courts system.
  • by Tripp Location: Appling on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    I wasn't there, and I haven't heard anything except the news reports. I can tell you that there are ALWAYS 2 sides to every story, and sometimes 3. Let's wait until we get the whole story before we string anybody up by their toes, and take there business from them. The cops have a DUTY to arrest someone when there has been an assault, it doesn't mean he's guilty.... it means he has been accused. It's up to the judge or jury to get to the bottom of the circumstances. I hope this guy recovers soon, and hope this situation is resolved for all involved. This is a good example of why people should go home before 2:00 a.m. no matter what day it is.
  • by yeah Location: augusta on Jan 8, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    I don't care if the incident took place in Alaska, he did not have the right to beat him like that. you get it right
  • by Fred Jacobs Location: Augusta on Jan 7, 2008 at 05:02 PM
    Maybe you should put the whole truth on the hews about this incident. The drunk guy that kept running up grabbing the new years ball after being told to leave because both businesses were closed and the party was over and it happened outside across the street, not in the 1102 bar. Get it right people.
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