About 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23rd, Caldwell Police officers responded to Vern’s Tavern, at 120 South 7th Avenue, for a report that the bartender had been battered.
When officers arrived, they said they found the bartender sitting outside of the bar, bleeding from his face.
Police learned a Hispanic man had hit the bartender in the face with a beer glass, after the bartender demanded the man return the glass to the bar.
The suspect previously fled the scene and, at the time of the incident, the man’s identity was unknown. The bartender treated and released from a local hospital.
After viewing the surveillance video from inside the bar and speaking to a number of witnesses, Caldwell Police detectives were able to identify the suspect as Abdon Andre Saenz, 33, of Caldwell.
With the help of Saenz’ parole agent, detectives were able to locate arrest him.
He now faces an aggravated battery charge.