Man suffers severe eye injury in downtown bar Friday

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – An Ohio man was arrested Friday following a bar fight at Dublin’s in downtown Bowling Green, and another man has a severe eye injury.

Nevan Snodgrass, 19, is charged with second-degree assault and alcohol intoxication in a public place, according to his arrest citation.

A witness told police Snodgrass threw another man, Loren O’Connor, on the ground and began striking him on the face, according to the citation.

EMS arrived on the scene after police and said O’Connor’s left eye was nearly gouged out and questioned if he would ever see again out of that eye, according to the citation.

O’Connor was taken to a Nashville trauma center.

Snodgrass told police he wanted to provide them his side of the story. He said he saw a man on a girl in the middle of the bar and got angry and told him to get off of the girl, according to his citation. He also said he sometimes blacks out when he gets angry.

Snodgrass admitted shoving someone and said the next thing he remembered was being out in handcuffs, according to his arrest citation.