JOHN DAY - A disturbance at the Grubsteak Lounge, 149 East Main Street, early Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, left an Arlington man with possible serious injuries and a John Day resident in jail facing several charges.

At about 1:13 a.m., John Day Police were dispatched to the Grubsteak in response to a reported fight. Upon arrival, officers discovered Kristopher Svensen, 24, with a deep cut on his left eye, city police reported.

After interviewing witnesses to the incident, officers learned that Svensen had been in the lounge when he had gotten into an altercation with Dustin Goin, age 26. Witness reported that they observed Goin strike Svensen in the eye with a pool cue. Witnesses further indicated that Svensen then hit Goin in the nose with a closed fist, according to the police report.

Goin left the lounge prior to arrival of the police, and was arrested several blocks away on South Canyon Boulevard by reserve officers Kevin Miller and Damon Rand. He was taken into custody at gunpoint after he reportedly approached both officers in an aggressive manner in his vehicle. Goin was lodged in the Grant County Jail on charges of second-degree assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Svensen was treated at Blue Mountain Hospital, where a preliminary examination indicated he may have suffered a permanent injury to his eye. Goin also suffered a possible broken nose as a result of the fight with Svensen.  

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