A Redfield man was arrested for assault Monday night after punching a man outside an Adel tavern.
John Joseph Moyle, 38, of 1614 Thomas St., Redfield, was charged with assault causing bodily injury, second-offense OWI, driving while suspended and failure to use headlamps when required.
The incident began about 10:45 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Court Street in Adel, where officers of the Adel Police Department responded to a report of a bar fight in progress.
The responding officers learned from four witnesses that Moyle was kicked out of the bar “for being belligerent,” according to court records, but Moyle later returned, “yelled ‘white power’ and took his shirt off” and “punched” the male victim “on the left side of his face with his right fist,” causing the victim “to fall on the ice, hitting the back of his head on the ground.”
The officers observed that the victim presented “a bloody mouth and nose, with a welt on his left cheek,” according to court records
Moyle left the bar before the officers arrived, but the witnesses said he “took off in a vehicle that was driving without headlights,” according to court records. Officers soon located the vehicle, initiated a traffic stop and arrested Moyle for driving while suspended.
A breath test on a DataMaster DMT returned a blood alcohol content of .128, and the OWI charge was added.
Moyle was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to posting a $3623.88 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a hearing Jan. 5 in Dallas County District Court.
Moyle was convicted of domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury in 2013 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense domestic abuse assault in 2009 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of assault in 2003 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of assault in 2002 in Polk County District Court.
Moyle was convicted of first-offense OWI in 2011 in Polk County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.