MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man is home recuperating from injuries sustained following a fight that took place outside of Banana Joe’s early Dec. 15.
According to a Mount Vernon Police Department report, witnesses told Officer Reginald Young that Stephen “Brody” Fletcher, 24, Mount Vernon, had been “curb stomped” by an unnamed suspect.
The incident, according to witnesses, started at Rookies Bar, where Fletcher was allegedly “sucker punched.” The two men met up again at Banana Joe’s where employees refused to allow several men entry. The employee then stated the men began to fight on his vehicle. When he approached them to get them to move, he said he was grabbed from behind. He further stated he witnessed a suspect “move in a way consistent with a kicking motion,” but could not confirm whether or not the suspect struck Fletcher because his view was obstructed.
A second witness told Young he did see the suspect kick Fletcher in the head while he was on the ground.
“He believed that was the final strike to Fletcher and that Fletcher appeared conscious at the time of that strike,” Young wrote in his report.
When officers arrived, Fletcher was unconscious but breathing.
Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to the call and transported Fletcher to Knox Community Hospital. He was later taken to Grant Medical Center.
Fletcher’s friend, Aaron Conkle, 25, was also taken to KCH and Grant Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the fight.
Witnesses said Conkle was hit and fell, striking his head.
Mount Vernon Fire Chief Chris Menapace told the News both men suffered blunt force trauma to the head. Fletcher also had injuries to his torso.
The complete report of the incident has not been released. Officer Jessica Butler is investigating.
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