Twin Falls Man Arrested after Assault at Bar
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Twin Falls Police say they were called to the Hideout Bar at 157 Washington Street late Sunday night where it was reported a battery had occurred.
Police in their report; say that when they arrived at 11:40 p.m. they found a male lying on the floor with blood coming from his face and mouth. Statements from witnesses say that the victim was playing pool with another man when an argument broke out.
Police allege that during the argument the other man allegedly used a pool cue as a bludgeoning weapon and struck the victim in the face, breaking the large end of the cue into several pieces. The man then left the bar through the back door.
Police investigating the battery call say they were notified of a disturbance in a nearby trailer park. A male matching the description of the person who they were looking for in the Bar battery had been taken into custody. He was identified as Mark Robert Popp, 25 of Twin Falls. Police in their report said the man admitted he had been at the Bar and was involved in a fight.
Popp said he did not remember hitting the man but remembered standing over him with the broken pool cue. Authorities have charged Popp with Aggravated Battery.