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Hockey player arrested Monday

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The South Bend Tribune reported that police arrested a Notre Dame hockey player early Monday morning when he allegedly attacked a female manager at Brothers Bar and Grill.

Jared Beers, 22, of Mishawaka, reportedly hit the manager when she asked him to leave the bar late Sunday night. He is a junior defenseman, according to the team roster.

The Tribune reported Beers was booked at the St. Joseph County Jail on suspicion of battery, trespass, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

According to the Tribune report, the bar manager told South Bend police that she had asked Beers to leave when he tried to take beer from the tables of other patrons at the Eddy Street Bar. Beers refused to leave, she told officers, and he punched her in the face.  

Beers allegedly then stepped on her head, face and neck when she fell to the ground, and then pulled her ponytail, the Tribune cited from a police report.

Beers allegedly ran away when witnesses called 911, police said. The woman reported pain to her head and neck, the Tribune reported. It was unclear in the police report cited by the Tribune if she received medical treatment at a hospital after the encounter.

Officers told the Tribune that Beers left his wallet in the bar, and he came to the police station to retrieve it when officers called him to tell him they had located the wallet. South Bend police arrested Beers when he came to the station around 2:15 a.m. for the wallet, the Tribune stated.

The St. Joseph Country Prosecutor’s Office has not yet filed formal charges against Beers, according to the Tribune.