Two suspects have been charged in two separate assaults in downtown Mankato over the weekend, but police are still searching for one of those men.
The first incident happened at 1:15 a.m. Sunday outside the South Street Saloon. When police arrived, the victim was suffering from severe injuries to his face and the back of his head, according to a criminal complaint.
The man told police he didn’t know how he’d been injured and was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Police say surveillance footage showed another man punching the victim in the face. The suspect was tracked to another bar and identified as Jesus Quintero, Jr, 22, of Winnebago.
Quintero has been charged with felony assault.
The second assault occurred at 2:01 a.m. outside of Polito’s Pizza, where police say 24-year-old Tyson Scott Huber, of Madison Lake, sucker-punched another man in the face.
Huber allegedly punched the victim in the face repeatedly after he fell to the ground. The victim suffered a chipped tooth, broken nose, and scrapes, according to court documents.
Huber slipped out of an officer’s grasp and escaped on foot, according to the complaint. He was later apprehended.
A witness told police that Huber and the victim didn’t know each other prior to the incident and the attack appeared to be without reason. The assault was captured on surveillance video, according to police.
Huber was transported to an emergency room after telling police he was a diabetic and needed insulin, says the complaint. He allegedly escaped out of the back door of the emergency room of the hospital. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Huber is charged with felony counts of assault and escaping custody.
Both suspects are charged in Blue Earth County District Court.