Bar patrons break up attempted knife attack in St. Charles
Brandon Duke, who lives in the 1100 block of Britain Way in the St. Charles area, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. His cash only bail is set at $35,000 By Shawn Campbell
ST. CHARLES - According to police, a brawl at a bar ended without serious injury after patrons intervened to help a man being attacked with a knife.
The incident took place around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Undertow Bar at 142 North Main St. in St. Charles.
According to court documents, Brandon Duke, 30, of St. Charles County, came up behind a man he did not know and began to choke him.
Duke held the knife against the man's throat, and the two struggled, falling backwards into a table and then hitting a wall.
Bar patrons intervened and pulled Duke off of the other man. Police say the patrons then threw Duke out of the bar.
Police located Duke several blocks form the bar, and he was taken into custody. Police say Duke appeared to be intoxicated and that he had the knife used in the attack in his pants.
The victim, who injured his hand, said he had never seen Duke before.
Duke, who lives in the 1100 block of Britain Way in the St. Charles area, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. His cash only bail is set at $35,000