Man mysteriously assaulted outside 19th Hole Tavern

Deputies were unable to determine who or why someone attacked Travis McCool outside the 19th Hole Tavern in Erland’s Point early Saturday morning.

According to reports, when a deputy arrived at 1:47 a.m. he found McCool lying on the ground outside the bar bleeding from several lacerations from his forehead, lip and nose. He also struck his head on a parking block which knocked him out cold for a short time.

McCool told the deputy he was blindsided as he came out the front door and was unaware of who his attacker was. Several people said McCool was attacked by a black man, described as being 5-foot, 10-inches and wearing a black shirt, who drove away in a vehicle.

Another witness, who was at the bar with McCool told deputies “they started to leave and he saw an unknown male bump into Travis then turn and follow Travis out the front exit.”

McCool was transported to Harrison Hospital for observation. Deputies were unable to find anyone matching the description of the attacker.

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