A Wildwood man punched and kicked another man, breaking his nose and a facial bone, and knocking out teeth at a local bar.
Craig M. Gustafson, 38, of the 300 block of Copper Mountain Court in Wildwood, was charged Monday with first-degree assault.
St. Louis County Police said Gustafson punched the man in the face, knocking him down Dec. 29 at Larry’s Tavern. Gustafson and another man then repeatedly punched and kicked the man, who had teeth knocked out and suffered a broken nose and a bilateral Le Fort fracture, a broken facial bone that required surgery according to court documents.
The man reports continued pain and the possibility of another surgery, police said.
Police have not yet identified the second man in the assault, according to a St. Louis County Police warrant application.
Bail was set at $50,000 for Gustafson. He was released from St. Louis County jail after being served with an arrest warrant Tuesday.
For more crime information on Eureka-Wildwood Patch, see the following articles:
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