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A man suffered cuts to his face and had a gun pointed at him during a fight at a Racine bar just after the Green Bay Packer game on Sunday.

Armando Barrios Sr., 40, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a felony count of substantial battery. If convicted, Barrios faces up to three years six months in prison and/or fined up to $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police responded to a report of an assault that happened at 8:20 p.m. Sunday inside Cackle Jacks, 3620 Northwestern Ave. A man reported to police that when he went to leave the bar Barrios cursed at him and told him he could not leave the bar. Barrios punched the man in the face and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him. At one point the man became unconscious and he ran to a nearby business and called the police.

During the investigation, a bartender from Cackle Jacks told police that four people were inside the bar watching the Green Bay Packer game. When he went to the bathroom, he heard bar stools tipping and a commotion. The bartender walked out of the bathroom and saw the man leaning against the bar bleeding from the face.

The bartender told the police that he told Barrios and another patron to get the man out of the bar.

Barrios told police he didn’t know how the man got hurt, but the officer noticed that Barrios’ knuckles on his left hand were bleeding and had “skin hanging off of them.”

Barrios, who had been drinking, told the officer he punched a wall after the Packer game. The officer noted in his report that “he did not believe he (Barrios) was being truthful throughout his entire interaction with him.”

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a $1,000 cash bond for Barrios, who had an initial appearance on Monday. A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m.  Nov. 17.



Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.