Authorities say Mercedes Captain had been previously barred from the Hillsboro tavern.
A Hillsboro man was charged for assaulting a bar owner, Saturday. Hillsboro police responded to the Ole Depot Carryout and Tavern on North West Street where 24-year-old Mercedes Captain was found after having been barred. Before authorities arrived, Captain allegedly became combative while being escorted out and hit the bar owner on the side of the head, breaking his cell phone and causing injury. He also allegedly bit the property owner.
Captain was charged with criminal trespassing, criminal damaging, and assault.