39-year-old suspect arrested after incident at Bertie's
A stabbing at a
downtown bar early Sunday sent one Richmond man to the
hospital and landed another in jail on a felony battery
Burgan, 39, of 713 S. 13th St. in Richmond was arrested on
preliminary charges of aggravated battery (a Class B felony)
and public intoxication (a Class B misdemeanor).
Burgan stabbed 46-year-old Kem Miller of Richmond after
Burgan and a group of acquaintances had an altercation with
a bouncer inside Bertie's Music Bar, 1129 E. Main St.
"It was around
closing time, and there was some kind of disagreement inside
the bar involving the suspect, another male and two females
and a bouncer at the door," Richmond Police Department Lt.
Bryan Ervin said Monday. "The suspect was asked to leave,
and then things moved to the door and spilled out the
doorway onto the steps, and the suspect stabbed the victim
somewhere during that time. The victim suffered lacerations,
but he was treated and released from (Reid Hospital)."
Burgan was in
the Wayne County Jail on Monday on a $25,000 surety bond for
the felony count and a $255 cash bond for the misdemeanor
A Class B felony
conviction carries a sentence range of six to 20 years in
prison and a $10,000 fine.