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Cops: Bouncer breaking up women’s bar fight clubbed in face by man

Joshua Pemble
Joshua Pemble

A bouncer at Jameson’s Pub suffered “significant” facial lacerations when a man clubbed him in the face because he allegedly didn’t want him to stop a fight between two women, police said.

The 43-year-old bouncer intervened in the fight at the Black Road bar shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, said Deputy Chief Ed Gregory of the Joliet Police Department.

While the bouncer was breaking up the brawl, two men started yelling at him to “leave them alone” and to “let them fight,” Gregory said.

One of the two men, 27-year-old Joshua Pemble, then struck the bouncer in the face with an unknown object, police said.

The cops were called and when officers arrived, they found a large group fighting outside the bar, police said. The group consisted of Pemble and an unspecified number of bouncers, Gregory said.

Pemble ran when he saw the cops coming, Gregory said, but he was captured a short distance away. Pemble was arrested and taken to the Will County jail. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The bouncer’s face was badly injured, police said, and he was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he received stitches.

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